THIS STORY IS ANOTHER EXAMPLE OF
HOW IMPORTANT BLOOD DONATIONS ARE.
IM DONATING TOMORROW, PLEASE JOIN ME.
Mere hours after birth, Finn was admitted to the hospital for what was assumed to be a minor respiratory problem. His parents' joy turned to fear when they learned their newborn son had severe hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, a disease that makes it harder for the heart to pump blood to the rest of his body.
Finn's condition made him a high priority to receive a pediatric heart transplant…at just 6 months old. In order to bridge Finn to his new heart, he needed many transfusions.
After receiving his lifesaving heart, he spent three months fighting rejection, infections, blood clots, kidney failure and lung disease, and received even more transfusions. Three months post-transplant, Finn went home with a new heart.
"We never truly understood the impact that donating had. We credit donation with making Finn stronger and helping keep him alive long enough to receive a new heart. Finn is living proof that donations help save lives." – Finn's mother, Ali
Thanks to donors like you, Finn is heart-healthy, doing well and celebrating a 2nd birthday!
Be proud to be an American Red Cross Platelet donor today. Schedule your next donation appointment, and help spread the word that more donors like you are needed.