Press Release – DirectNET’s Second Blood Drive
Broomfield, CO – April 05, 2006: DirectNET, Inc. is getting ready to host their second blood drive on May 31, 2006 from 10:00am to 3:30pm and it seems people are taking it a little personal.
“As a fetus, I suffered from a condition called Erythroblastosis fetalis. This condition is caused by a mother building up antibodies against her fetus due to blood type incompatibility. My mom is RH- and I am RH+. I’m the 4th child of four, so by the time I came around my mother’s body had built up antibodies to fight my blood type. My next eldest sibling was also affected by this, but to a lesser extent. This disorder causes inflammation of the liver and spleen, edema and jaundice and death. For sever cases like mine, blood transfusions are usually necessary. I was delivered by C-section, six weeks premature because of declining health issues in the womb. My uncle who was a police officer arranged to have any O positive officers in his unit to be on-call for direct transfusions. The direct transfusions were basically 10cc out and 10cc in types of deals where the donors came in when the doctors needed them to on a 24/7 basis. My uncle was the first to give me a transfusion and was there throughout my first few weeks. I actually received 7 of these direct transfusions from several of my “blood brothers.” All in all seven guys including my uncle donated to me” – Jon Inaba Director of Sales and Operations.
People all over DirectNET, Inc. are sharing there stories about lives saved.
“When my mother was about 12 years old she had to have her tonsils removed. After she got home from the hospital she started bleeding uncontrollably. They rushed her back to the hospital where the doctor informed her family that she would most likely not survive due to the amount of blood loss. They called in a priest to read her last rights. The doctors did a blood transfusion as a last ditch effort to save her life. If there was not blood available for her and she had not had that transfusion she would not be alive today and she would never have had me. I am here today because of a blood transfusion.” – Jenyfer Kao Account Manager
How many lives have been affected either directly or indirectly by blood donations? How many of us can PERSONALLY say we have been affected? Please take a little time on Wednesday May 31, 2006 to positively affect someone’s life! Bonfils will be giving away a promotional gift and there will be free pizza for all!