Help patients like …
- An adolescent female who received 19 units of blood to support the blood lost during her operation to remove a cancerous bone tumor from her pelvis
- An elementary school-age boy who arrived in Rush’s emergency department with a fever, bruising and fatigue, who was diagnosed with leukemia and immediately began chemotherapy. During the first month of treatment, he received blood components 18 times.
- A toddler who received blood and platelets a combined 74 times during the course of her nine-month battle with advanced neuroblastoma. She’s now cancer-free and thriving.
A blood transfusion or platelet transfusion, when necessary, can dramatically affect a child’s quality of life and ability to continue on schedule with life-saving treatments such as chemotherapy, radiation and surgery.
You can help save a child’s life. Please donate today … for all the little reasons, and get your own Little Reasons t-shirt. For more information, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org or (312) 942-7824.
Malissa Lichtenwalter is an Apheresis blood donor recruiter with the Rush Blood Center.