Father experiences the importance of blood donations for his newborn son.
For Red Cross employee and father, Jason, the need for blood hits close to home. In February of this year, his six-week-old son Jackson went to the emergency room with unusually raspy breathing and a decrease in appetite. Doctors discovered a very rare congenital heart defect that required immediate emergency heart surgery and Jackson received a blood transfusion. Thanks to generous blood donors, the lifesaving blood needed for Jackson’s surgery was available on hospital shelves. Jackson’s recovery went smoothly and he’s now back at home with his family.