A blood drive for Liam! 30 minutes of your time could mean a lifetime to a child
Liam was born in April 2004, more than three months before his due date. A brain hemorrhage was discovered when Liam was four days old and weighed less than one pound. His chances of survival were estimated to be 5%.
Liam was transferred to Children’s Hospital where he was given a tracheostomy, gastrostomy tube, and countless blood transfusions. Liam was finally discharged just in time to celebrate his first birthday at home with his family.
Liam remained on life support until age 3, but now at age 10 he is an active fourth grader who loves movies, board games, and geography. He lives with a chromosomal abnormality, immunodeficiency, epilepsy, and many other medical conditions, but receives regular treatments at Children’s Hospital to keep him well enough for school, adaptive sports, and all of the mischief that other little boys enjoy.
The Health Sciences Library is hosting a Children’s Hospital Colorado Mobile Blood Drive for Liam!
When: Friday, January 30th 2015 from 8:00am to 2:00pm
Where: In front of Building 500
What do I bring: Your government-issued ID
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There are plenty of appointments available.
- How long does it take? The entire process only takes about 20 to 30 minutes total, from arrival, paperwork, a brief interview to the actual blood draw.
- Am I eligible to donate? Answer these six questions to determine your eligibility.
- What do I do before my appointment? Remember to have something to eat and hydrate beforehand.
- What do I bring to my appointment? Bring your government issued ID.
- Where will the blood drive be? The Bloodmobile will be parked at CU Anschutz in front of Building 500 at 13001 E 17th Pl, Aurora, CO 80045.
- Will there be snacks? Yes, there will be snacks available after your donation 🙂
- How can I help? We need at least 32 donors. Share this post and help us spread the word!
Your contribution makes an incredible difference for the patients and families of Children’s Hospital Colorado. Without blood, they would not be able to perform many lifesaving procedures.