The American Red Cross is hosting a blood drive in honor of Grayson Burgess Friday, May 4, from 2 to 7 p.m. at Light in the Wilderness Assembly of God Church, 12581 US 62, Ash Flat.
Grayson Burgess developed Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome (HUS). This disease is characterized by a triad of hemolytic anemia (anemia caused by destruction of red blood cells), acute kidney failure (uremia), and a low platelet count (thrombocytopenia). It is a disease that predominantly, but not exclusively, affects children. Dialysis and blood donations helped save Grayson’s life. Thanks to regular doctor visits and a dedicated diet, Grayson has made a complete recovery. Grayson’s family is asking the entire community and nearby areas to donate blood and give the gift of life.
Every two seconds in the United States blood is needed to respond to patient emergencies, including accident and burn victims, heart surgery and organ transplant patients, and those receiving treatment for leukemia, cancer or sickle cell disease. The Red Cross must collect more than 13,000 blood and platelet donations every day for the patients at about 2,600 hospitals nationwide.
Donate Blood in honor of Grayson Burgess
Friday, May 4, 2018, 2 to 7 p.m.
Light in the Wilderness Assembly of God Church
12581 US-62, Ash Flat, Ark. 72513
The Red Cross needs donors of all blood types to help ensure a sufficient supply for patients this spring. All those who come to donate from April 9 to May 13, 2018, will be entered to win one of three $1,000 gift cards to a national home improvement retailer, courtesy of Suburban Propane. (Restrictions apply. More details are available at RedCrossBlood.org/Lets-Do-More.)