Friday Feb 12, 2016
We had 50 Blood donors attend and collected 32 donations. We swabbed 56 students which blew our target of 25 out of the water! We wouldn’t have reached these targets without the help of the volunteers today, they were amazing! It often takes many donors to help a single hospital patient. It can take 5 donors to save someone who needs heart surgery. 32 donations is enough blood to help over 6 hospital patients requiring heart surgery.
Thank You Jake, from Paradise, was diagnosed with a complex heart defect during his mother’s pregnancy. He has endured 3 open heart surgeries and 2 pacemaker implantations. During and after each surgery Jake received blood transfusions. Jake will require future surgeries which means future blood transfusions. The students and staff of Waterford Valley are helping a hospital patient like Jake!