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.
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.
It's Shark Month!
Every summer, as regular donors leave for vacation and students break from school, blood supplies in our region drop.
Help us take a bite out of summer shortages this year by making a point to donate blood during June and July.
All June donors will receive an "Out for Blood," one-of-a-kind t-shirt as a "thank you" for kicking off the effort to save summer!
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.
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.
CBCC is currently experiencing a critical O blood shortage. If you are O+ or O-, please come in to donate as soon as possible!
Donors of other blood types are also encouraged to make appointments this summer. Supplies are low across the board, and we need your help!
During the month of June, all donors will receive a free "Out for Blood" shark themed t-shirt as a thank-you for 'Taking a Bite out of Summer Blood Shortages.' Read more at: http://blog.cbcc.us/shark-month/
Blood & platelets for local patients can ONLY come from volunteer donors like you. Thank you!
Appointments: 704-972-4700 or www.carolinadonor.org