Noah had a great day today. He completed school and his daily task. He didn’t have an appetite but he always has room for popcorn. He’s getting restless and counting down the days to be release from the hospital. He has a list of home cooked meals, places he wants to eat and visit. He says, he can’t wait to be normal again. His number 1 goal today is to get 1st place in the Wii Mario Cart game.
Noah’s has received over 30 blood transfusions and will continue to get more until his body starts producing blood on his own. Blood donations are so important, not only for Noah but for other people in need.
There are a number of reasons why donating blood is important.
A single donation can save three lives. One blood donation provides different blood components that can help up to three different people. Blood cannot be manufactured. Despite medical and technological advances, blood cannot be made, so donations are the only way we can give blood to those who need it. Blood is needed every two seconds. Nearly 21 million blood components are transfused in the U.S. every year.Only 37 percent of the country’s population is able to donate blood.
White blood cells (WBC) 0.1
Hemoglobin (HGB) 8.8
Platelets (PLT) 47
Absolute neutrophils count (ANC) 0