“Now it’s real:” Frank’s story

January 20, 2017 at 9:44 am

Frank-Shuman

Frank has been a regular donor for years in Vancouver, WA!

He started donating blood on the bus in downtown Vancouver, and then moved to our permanent Center when it opened in 2007.

It has always been an easy way to give back to his community but Frank shared with us that “now it’s real”: his daughter has been admitted to Legacy Emanuel Hospital in Portland.

She is carrying twin boys and is 24 weeks gestation diagnosed with placenta previa, a condition where the placenta covers the cervix and can cause severe bleeding.

Frank’s daughter has needed blood products, and will continue to need blood as she stays in the children’s portion of Legacy Emanuel-Randall Children’s Hospital to await the birth of her twins.

Frank said that the doctors at Emanuel are doing a wonderful job caring for his daughter and grandsons.

It is events like this that remind us all how important it is to have a safe, stable blood supply.