UBS holds blood drives

3-year-old’s life depends on donors every month

Photo courtesy United Blood Services
Despite needing monthly blood transfusions, Nathan beams during the procedure. The Casa Grande 3-year-old was born with a rare disorder that causes his red blood cells to rapidly break apart.

Did you know every month, it takes about 1,250 blood donors to save the lives of children in Arizona’s two largest children’s hospitals? Blood donors save children such as 3-year-old Nathan, who will receive his 57th blood transfusion in August at Phoenix Children’s Hospital. 
The Casa Grande toddler was born with Gardos Channel Mutation, a rare disorder that causes his red blood cells to rapidly break apart. Every month, he relies on the generosity of strangers to donate lifesaving blood — a need that will most likely continue the rest of his life. 
“To all the donors out there, I would like to say that you have gone above and beyond to save my son’s life and the lives of others,” his mother, April, said. “Without blood transfusions, I would have lost my little boy.”
To make an appointment to Find the Hero in You, call 1-877-UBS-HERO (1-877-827-4376) or visit www.BloodHero.com (enter your city or ZIP code).

The following blood drives are scheduled:
• Aug. 12, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Christ’s Community Church, 4530 W. Thunderbird Road (ATB Area)
• Aug. 12, 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Our Lady of Perpetual Help, 5614 W. Orangewood Ave. (Bloodmobile)
• Aug. 17, 9 to 11:30 a.m. at NPL Construction, 7326 N. Glen Harbor Blvd. (Bloodmobile)
• Aug. 17, 1:30 to 4 p.m. at Parker Hannifin, 7777 N. Glen Harbor Blvd. (Bloodmobile)
• Aug. 18, 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Cabela’s, 9380 W. Glendale Ave. (Bloodmobile)
• Aug. 18, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Orange Grove Estates, 8401 N. 67th Ave. (North Hall)
• Aug. 20, 3 to 7 p.m. at El Jefe Crossfit, 8110 W. Union Hills Drive (Bloodmobile in back lot)
• Aug. 23, 8 a.m. to noon at Arizona Automotive Institute, 6829 N. 46th Ave. (Classroom E)
• Aug. 23, 6 to 10 p.m. at Arizona Automotive Institute, 6829 N. 46th Ave. (Classroom E)
• Aug. 30, 8 a.m. to noon at Glencroft Senior Living, 8611 N. 67th Ave. (Bloodmobile)
• Aug. 30, 8 a.m. to noon at Peoria Unified School District, 6330 W. Thunderbird Road (Boardroom)

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