Flowers are blooming, bees are buzzing, and eggs are hatching. It’s spring, a time of renewal. For hospital patients in need of blood, hope for a fresh start comes from generous donors.
When Matt Deyo was a senior in high school, he was diagnosed with osteosarcoma, a cancerous bone tumor. During his 14-month regimen of aggressive chemotherapy, he received more than 90 units of red blood cells and platelets.
“Being an 18-year-old cancer patient was difficult because my life suddenly took an unexpected detour,” said Deyo, now cancer-free. “But going through that life-changing experience led me down an amazing path and helped me decide to pursue a medical career.”
Spring into action and give hope by giving blood. You just might provide a fresh start for someone like Deyo. To make an appointment or for more information, visit redcrossblood.org.
Upcoming blood donation opportunities:
April 5 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Marquette Health Sciences, 1442 W. Wisconsin Ave. in Milwaukee, Wis.
April 15 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Cardinal Stritch, 6801 N. Yates Road in Milwaukee, Wis.
April 2 from 2-7 p.m. at Port Washington Adult Community Senior Center, 403 W. Foster St. in Port Washington, Wis.
April 8 from 1-6 p.m. at Union Grove Christian School, 417 15th St. in Union Grove, Wis.