You’ve heard about donating blood for years. Maybe your college hosted a blood drive, or you passed an American Red Cross donation truck outside the office.
If your child has cancer, or you know a child with this disease, blood donation might be on your mind a little more frequently. Kids with cancer sometimes need blood donations—whether from the cancer itself or from cancer treatment—and these donations can save their lives.
April is National Donate Life Month—the perfect time to consider becoming a donor. Take a look at 3 donation types—blood, bone marrow, and cord blood—and how they can help kids with cancer heal.
Considering blood, bone marrow, or cord donation? Check out these resources:
- Donate blood (American Red Cross)
- Donate bone marrow (Be The Match)
- Donate cord blood (Be The Match)
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