For Catherine's 6th birthday, we decided to host a community blood drive in conjunction with her party. Robby has given blood several times before, but I never had. I was quite uneasy about it, but had to give. Catherine needed whole blood transfusions and platelet transfusions throughout the last few months of her chemo treatment, so I felt we had to give back.
Here's Robby giving blood:
We ended up collecting 32 pints of blood, each of which can help 3 separate people. In addition to the 32 people who were able to donate, several were deferred from donating for various reasons. Plus, a lot of spouses and friends helped our drive by watching children swimming while parents donated.