When Natalie Tanner was just three months old, her family received the worst news possible. Natalie had an aggressive brain cancer. Neurosurgery at Loma Linda University Medical Center that partially removed her tumor required several units of blood from heroes who donated blood at LifeStream. Doctors gave Natalie just months to live, so cancer dominated the lives of her parents, Andrew and Kristen, and her then two-year-old brother Carson. They even planned her funeral, complete with pink balloons and her favorite lullabies. But then the impossible happened. Natalie’s tumor began to shrink. Today, Natalie is a healthy three-year-old, a little chatterbox, and best of all, cancer-free.
The City of Corona, in conjunction with Lifestream, is hosting a blood drive Tuesday, July 17th from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the City Hall Multipurpose Room (400 S. Vicentia Ave, 92882) [MAP].
Blood donations are essential for:
- Trauma patients
- Leukemia patients
- Liver disease
- Newborn babies in intensive care
- Heart or kidney transplant patients
- Severe burn victims
- Bone marrow recipients
- Major surgeries
The demand for blood never stops. YOU can save lives and/or give additional time to families to cherish memories that will last a lifetime.
The process includes four easy steps:
- Sign in at registration.
- Complete a health history questionnaire and mini-physical, which includes assessing vital signs, and iron levels.
- Donate one pint of blood. Blood is drawn using sterile, disposable materials.
- After donating, relax and enjoy refreshments in the canteen area – knowing that you just helped save patients’ lives!
Schedule an appointment online by clicking here, or call Olivia Sanchez at (951) 736-2490. Walk-ins also welcome.
On behalf of Lifestream, and the families that are depending on your generosity, Thank You for considering donating blood.