As patient needs have evolved, so have the ways that blood donors are able to help. The Commit for Life program was updated in late 2015 to reflect the changing daily needs of patients. The new program ensures donors are recognized for giving the most essential blood components - helping area patients receive the donations they need!
Patients who experiece trauma, like Jenni, must receive plasma to prevent excessive bleeding. Fortunately, plasma was available for Jenni when she experienced severe bleeding during the delivery of her daughter. Now both mom and daughter are healthy, thanks to donors like you. "Without the donations of many kind people, I would not be here today," she says.
Many patients fighting cancer, like 13-year-old Peyton, depend on an adequate platelet supply to be available. Although Peyton's cancer battle is not over yet, she remains strong enough to continue her fight. "We are forever grateful, thankful, and humbled by your donations, as they have saved Peyton and continue to help her body recover," says her mom, Carrie.
Born with congenital heart defects, Lucas needed to have open-heart surgery before he even celebrated his first birthday. Although it was a difficult time for his family, his mom, Christina, says she was comforted by the knowledge that an adequate blood supply was available. Red blood cells helped Lucas through the surgery, and he is thriving today.