Pint for a Night
During the months of March and April, for each blood or platelet donation made with CBCC, we will make a financial contribution to the Ronald McDonald House of Charlotte. This organization, houses and supports the families of sick children being treated in our local hospitals. For only $15 a day, the RMDH of Charlotte feeds and cares for these families in a home–like environment. They offer free rides to and from the hospital, home–baked cookies at all times, activities for children and adults, a large always–open kitchen, home–made meals and more.
CBCC is proud to help support such an inspiring organization and we thank you, our dedicated blood donors, for making this possible. Please donate blood or platelets over the next two months to show support for an organization that makes such a contribution to our area. With your help, we can provide the blood products children need and give their families a home–away–from–home.
Dennis started feeling sick one fall day after returning from a football game. After a visit to his doctor for tests, he was sent to an oncologist and diagnosed with aplastic anemia. After many rounds of chemotherapy and blood transfusions, Dennis received a bone marrow transplant from his brother, and he is now free of the disease.
Justine is a Junior Black Belt in Kung Fu and an active member of her local swim team. She is also a cancer patient. Since being diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) at age 12, Justine has received many blood transfusions as part of her treatment.
Reid was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia, (ALL) when he was only four years old. Throughout his treatments, he has received regular blood transfusions to help replenish his body with energy and healthy cells. Recently, Reid was honored in a special ceremony by the U.S. Armed Forces for his courageous battle against cancer.
As an Air Force Veteran, Jeff has fought battles on the front lines. Now, he's battling for his life against a different enemy: cancer. What he thought was just a viral infection turned out to be much more. A bone marrow biopsy confirmed his family's worst fears; Jeff had Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia. Jeff has spent many nights in the hospital and has received red cells and platelets to support him through his chemotherapy and treatment.
Nicholas was diagnosed at birth with Sickle Cell Disease, a genetic disorder in which red blood cells form an abnormal crescent shape. These blood cells can clog blood vessels, blocking blood flow and causing severe pain. Nicholas been hospitalized many times, and is currently on chronic blood transfusion therapy. Still, he strives to be an honor student and plans to go to college for mechanical engineering after high school.
Thank you to everyone who responded to the urgent plea to donate blood after Winter Storm Pax.
Unfortunately, platelet levels are still down. If you are AB, B or A+, please consider donating platelets soon. Schedule your appointment at 704-972-4700.
Read one patient's plea for platelet donors and how he has been surviving on the generosity of donors since October: http://blog.cbcc.us/plea-from-a-platelet-recipient/.
Blood & platelets for local patients can ONLY come from volunteer donors like you. Thank you!