Would you donate to save three lives? One pint of whole red blood cells can save three lives and it only takes 20 minutes of your day.
Jack received a continuous transfusion of blood while on ECMO for the first two weeks of his life just to keep him alive. He then received units of blood for surgeries and to maintain a proper level of circulated blood products. Without the generosity of selfless donors, Jack wouldn’t have been given his fighting chance. Matt and I feel it’s time to give back and would like your help.
We are planning a blood drive with Hoxworth Blood Center on July 15, 2012 and would like to know if you are interested in donating blood and saving a life. We are working on the details with a Blood Drive Coordinator at Hoxworth and need an approximate number of donors. We are also working with Breath of Hope to make this an awareness event for CDH. All of us together will make a great team to raise awareness, save lives and have a fun afternoon.
If you are a seasoned donor, this will be a great opportunity for you to continue being a part of a nobel populations for a great cause. If you are a newbie and would like to donate, this is a great time to start your involvement. If you are interested in donating but have some questions or concerns, please see the Hoxworth website. There are great FAQ pages that can answer all your questions, ease all your concerns and supply your inquisitive side with some fun ‘blood facts’. If you aren’t interested in donating blood, that’s okay. It’s not for everyone…come by anyway and join us in spreading the awareness of CDH. Increasing awareness may one day help us find the cause and solution.
All are welcome, tell your friends and we will have more information soon.