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!
Sophia was diagnosed with leukemia right before Easter in 2015. As she reaches the two-year mark on her journey, she is grateful to all those who have given platelets. Without this component she couldn't continue her fight - and she has a lot of life to live! "Please continue to give blood because without you, I wouldn't be alive today," she says.
Miles nearly lost his life in a serious car accident - but thanks to the quick actions of first responders, medical staff and blood donors, he was able to recover from his injuries. Plasma is a highly needed component in cases like this, when the patient is in danger of losing too much blood. Miles shares his gratitude today to inspire others to give.
After being injured in a serious motorcycle accident in 2014, Ronnie was rushed to the hospital where he underwent emergency surgery. Ronnie needed more than 50 units of blood in his 11-hour surgery. Today he is happy to be back at work serving his hometown as a police officer.
At 15 months old, little Ezra became ill. His diagnosis of Kawasaki disease meant he needed a medicine called IVIG, made from source plasma donations. Ezra has since regained his health. "I am thankful that we live in a place where people give blood and treatments are readily available," his mother, Sheena, says.