As patient needs have evolved, so have the ways that blood donors are able to help. The Commit for Life program is designed to meet the changing daily needs of patients. This program ensures donors are recognized for giving the most essential blood components - helping area patients receive the donations they need!
At 14, Grace is thankful to enjoy all the same things as other teenagers. Just a year ago, she was diagnosed with a rare blood cancer and needed regular transfusions of blood products, including platelets, to continue her fight. She has since received a bone marrow transplant and is thriving, and she will forever be grateful.
Diagnosed with a rare immunodeficiency disease, Jerry depends on a medication that can only be made from source plasma. Thanks to those who donate, Jerry has beat the odds and is doing extremely well. He is the oldest living person in Texas with his condition, and he encourages people to donate so others like him will have the same chances he has.
An ordinary day became life-changing for Angela when she was struck by a vehicle on her way to school. Her injuries were severe, and she was taken to the hospital by Life Flight. For patients like Angela, plasma helps prevent excess bleeding and allows time for treatment to be administered. Since her recovery, she has been appreciative to all who donate.
Gregory endured many procedures to treat his heart condition from the time he was just a baby. However, when he experienced complications again more recently, the only solution was a heart transplant. Blood donations were an essential part of the procedure that allowed Gregory to receive the donor heart and begin his recovery.