The American Red Cross is currently facing a blood emergency! The Red Cross said donors are desperately needed now, so blood can be available for patients during this critical time. Medical conditions and emergencies that require blood don’t stop during these times of shortage. Your blood drive helps ensure blood is available to support patients’ ongoing needs as well as unforeseen trauma situations. Blood donations are currently being distributed faster than they are coming in, but patients and their families are still counting on them.
Patients like Lilah Kelley, a resilient and active 4-year-old and the light of her parents’ lives. Lilah was diagnosed with stage 4 high-risk neuroblastoma. This is a type of cancer that is found mostly in children and attacks the sympathetic nervous system. Lilah’s cancer had spread to her spinal column, chest cavity, skull and bone marrow, so she immediately began aggressive chemotherapy treatment. Lilah spent more than 80 days in the hospital for treatments and surgery and received 16 blood and platelet transfusions.
“So many people helped us when we were going through Lilah’s treatment, including the volunteer blood donors who ensured that the blood she needed was available,” Jenelle said. “We want to pay it forward and help other families who are going through something similar, so they have more time with their loved ones, too.”
Tuesday, Jan. 15th – Noon to 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday, Jan. 16th – 7:30 to 1:00 p.m.
@ Pottorf Hall in Cico Park
Junction City Community
Thursday, Jan. 17th – 11:30 to 6:00 p.m.
Friday, Jan. 18th – 8:00 to 1:00 p.m.
@ the Junction City Municipal Building – 700 N Jefferson
To view available times and to schedule a donation appointment:
Visit www.redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-RedCross to schedule your blood donation appointment.