Blood Drive for Sickle Cell Anemia
With the Lake Charles Charter/Southwest Louisiana Charter Academies’ Blood Drive and the Annual Boys to Men Conference. We have a chance to make a big difference in the lives of people right here in the Lake Charles community by taking part in the Lake Charles Charter/Southwest Louisiana Charter Academy Blood Drive, Saturday, November 2, 2013. Every three seconds, someone needs a blood transfusion, yet less than 4% of those eligible to give blood do! Blood donations could help an accident victim, someone receiving an organ transplant or a cancer patient battling their disease.
Specifically, this blood drive will address the needs of children with Sickle Cell Anemia, a disorder that affects the red blood cells, which use a protein called hemoglobin to transport oxygen from the lungs to the rest of the body. Blood transfusions increase the number of normal red blood cells in circulation, helping to relieve anemia. In children with sickle cell anemia at high risk of stroke, regular blood transfusions can decrease their risk of stroke.
On Saturday, November 2nd from 10:00AM to 2:00PM in the Lake Charles Charter Academy gymnasium, our schools and the southwest Louisiana community hopes to continue efforts to save lives.