Colton is a two-year-old active boy who loves riding his motorcycle and playing outside. On Tuesday, March 24, Colton's mom took him to the doctor because she thought he might have chickenpox. After the doctor examined Colton, he was given antibiotics and immediately sent to get blood work done. When the results came back, Colton's blood counts were so low that he was at extreme risk and he needed to have a blood transfusion in Roseville.
Just after Colton was admitted to the hospital, the doctors started throwing around the words "oncology" and "leukemia." After several more tests, it was confirmed that Colton had Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL).
By participating in this blood drive, you not only provide a vital resource for those in need of blood, you also help offset the medical costs for blood transfusion-related medical expenses for Colton. For every person who donates blood on behalf of Colton, Delta Blood Bank will donate $10 monetary credit to help pay for Colton's medical expenses.
Scheduled appointments are recommended, but walk-ins are welcome. Email BloodForColton@gmail.com today to make your appointment.
A valid photo ID with date of birth is required. Blood donors should be in good general health, at least 17 years of age and weigh a minimum of 110 lbs. Donors may be 16 years old, but must have parental consent and weigh a minimum of 115 lbs. Do not skip meals. Drink plenty of fluids prior. For more info, call (888) 94-BLOOD or visit www.deltabloodbank.org.