ACH To Hold Blood Drive
Sometimes there are logical excuses not to donate blood â€“ illness, being out of town, iron level is low, medications make it prohibitive. But on Thursday, May 14, there is one logical reason to donate â€“ Danielle Edwards.
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Danielle has been receiving treatments for Pre-B Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia since September 12, 2007 when she was diagnosed with the disease. Currently she is undergoing maintenance chemotherapy.
Over the past nearly two years, Danielle has received countless numbers of blood and platelet transfusions.
â€œWere it not for those hundreds of faceless blood donors, Danielle's chances of beating the disease would be nil,â€ shares her mother, Tracy Edwards. â€œIn the scope of past months, Danielle is excited that her hair is growing out. We rejoice in this with Danielle, but above all else, we rejoice that she is here with us able to smile when she looks in the mirror as she combs her new hair.â€
There are many other individuals suffering from diseases that require blood and blood products. For Danielle, these products were priceless in her battle against leukemia. This holds true for others â€“ family members, friends and residents of our community. People we all know and love.
We invite our community to come together as the Edwards family hosts this blood drive in honor of the gift of Danielle and her health. And to help give back so that others have the benefit of blood and blood products when they need it.
The hours for the blood drive are 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. in conference room 1-A on the first floor of the hospital.
Donors can schedule their own appointment by going to the website, www.givelife.org or by calling the Volunteer Office at 330-596-7822 or 330-596-7821 and the staff will be happy to assist individuals.
Donors must be at least 17 years of age, weigh no less than 110 pounds and have either a photo ID with them or their donor card.
Questions regarding the blood drive can be addressed by the Volunteer Department.