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 encourages donors to give the most needed blood components - their optimum donations - helping area patients receive the donations they need!
When Jacob felt ill for a few days, the last thing he or his family suspected was leukemia. His diagnosis was just the beginning of a challenging journey - one that has included many platelet transfusions. As platelets have only a five-day shelf life, donations are constantly needed for keep patients like Jacob healthy.
Courtney is awaiting a heart transplant - a major procedure that will undoubtedly require red blood cells to be available, as they have for her previous procedures. She has been a blood recipient many times since being diagnosed with congestive heart failure, and encourages donations so she and others can continue to fight.
Justin's spring break vacation with his family came to an end when he became extremely ill. In the hospital, his family learned he was experiencing liver failure and had a form of leukemia. He received many blood components, including plasma, in preparation for receiving a new liver. He is doing well today thanks to donors like you!
Every 28 days, siblings Holly and Jackson receive treatment for a primary immune disease. Although they don't receive blood transfusions, source plasma makes the medicine that helps keep them healthy. Their dad, Jeremy, thanks those who donate and make it possible for his children to stay well.