Winter weather has caused hundreds of lost donations over the weekend. Please give as soon as able. All types are needed, especially universal donors. For those eligible to donate, please find a Donor Center or mobile blood drive near you at www.bloodcenterimpact.org or by calling (800) 747-5401.
"My grandson Lee was born six weeks premature in 2014, and was diagnosed with a rare disease called IPEX (Immunodysregulation Polyendocinopathy Enteropathy X-Linked Chromosome) Syndrome at three months old. Doctors told us he wouldn’t survive without a bone marrow transplant. We were so fortunate that a 10/10 match was found immediately.Lee received blood and blood products before, during and after his bone marrow transplant. We celebrate with a blood drive on his birthday in June, and I make a point to always donate blood when I am able."-- Wendy, blood donor and grandmother