Please consider giving blood or platelets now before the long Memorial Day weekend. This will help boost a low supply and meet the transfusion needs of patients during the upcoming holiday. Currently, platelet usage by hospital patients is slightly higher than average while in some areas it is considerably higher.
One year and 19 blood transfusions after becoming seriously ill and being diagnosed with a rare blood disorder called Auto Immune Hemolytic Anemia (AIHA), little Henry Heckenberg, a.k.a. “Superman Henry” is feeling much better approaching his third birthday. His family called on all superheroes, even those without capes, to help celebrate by taking part in a blood drive and marrow registry drive.
We're celebrating moms, so many of whom are an inspiration. This Mother's Day we're sharing some of their stories, from moms who donate blood and/or marrow, those who are alive and well because of the generosity of blood donors and some who have been on both the giving and receiving end of those lifesaving gifts.
April is National Donate Life Month, when we help Donate Life America encourage Americans to register as organ, eye and tissue donors and celebrate those who have saved lives through the gift of donation.