Special Events: Abingdon Donor Appreciation Day
September 16th, 2014
It's time to celebrate in Abingdon, VA. Join us Friday, September 26 to enjoy a great meal and enter to win some awesome prizes as part of Donor Appreciation Day. The fun will take place from 10:00 AM until 2:00 PM at 16000 Johnston Memorial Drive, Medical Plaza Suite 110. We look forward to seeing you there!
Teen Honors Late Sister Through Blood Donation
September 11th, 2014
“I saved a life today.”
It’s not a statement many teenagers can make on their 16th birthday. But while most would be eagerly anticipating their gifts, Bailey Bryant only asked for the chance to give back to others. We were lucky enough to take part in her special day as she honored her late sister Christian by donating blood for the first time.
Christian Bryant battled Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia (ALL), a fast-paced cancer which typically impacts children and teens. Her sister describes her as “the greatest person.” She loved cross-country running. She was an excellent writer and bright student, even receiving the Crystal Green Memorial Scholarship in 2012. “Watching her go through that is one of the worst things that could happen to someone,” says Bailey.
Witnessing her sister’s illness provided Bailey with a deep understanding of the value of blood donation. It plays a critical role in cancer treatment, with some patients requiring as many as 8 units of blood products each day. Bailey is grateful to those donors whose selflessness gave her more time to share with her sister. She was eager to pass that gift along to another family by becoming a donor herself. For her, becoming a donor is “one of the best things you could do for someone.”
In addition to encouraging people to give blood, she hopes her donation will raise awareness of the patients who continue to struggle with ALL each day. “It’s important to get the word out,” says Bailey. “People are dying every day.” The Bryant family also hopes to better the lives of others facing cancer through the Christian Bryant Foundation, established to “…honor the life and legacy of Christian Bryant by supporting efforts to meet the medical needs of children in the greater Chattanooga and Northwest Georgia communities – and in the process, to inspire all around us to believe in possibility.”
Bailey is already motivated to save even more lives, and we are equally excited to be a part of her journey as a donor. Blood Assurance is honored by her passion and dedication. We thank Bailey and the entire Bryant family for allowing us to be a part of her special day.
Special Events: Hixson Donor Appreciation Day
September 9th, 2014
Put “having fun” on your to-do list for Friday, September 19 as we celebrate all of our Hixson, TN life-savers during Donor Appreciation Day. Join us 10:00 AM-2:00 PM for a complimentary lunch and the chance to win some great prizes, including gift cards to some of your favorite local eateries.
You can find our Hixson facility at 920 Northpoint Blvd, Suite A. We look forward to seeing you!