At the end of the day, there were between 80 - 85 people who donated. I think 10 or so people had to be turned away because of time constraints. AMAZING!!
I learned several things yesterday that I didn't know about....
One being that it takes 6 donors for Jake to get one unit of blood. That's a ratio of 6:1, which is why it is even more critical for more people to be active donors.
The other being how blood drives work for Jake. For each unit of blood that he has to have, the Blood Connection will give credit to him for the blood that has been donated in his name. I think it costs around $25 for each unit of blood, so for each person that donated yesterday, $25 per person was put into an account for Jake. All Kelley has to do is keep up with her explanation of benefits showing where Jake received blood and then turn them in and the Blood Connection will send them a check.
Third being the fact that our church is not big enough to accommodate such an outpouring of love and support!!! Which in my opinion is a GREAT thing!!! We had the social hall filled to the brim yesterday morning and nothing makes me happier knowing that all of those people were there for my nephew!
Thanks again to everyone who made the blood drive such a huge success. I can't wait to do another one soon!!
|Parking lot was full 2 hours into the blood drive!|
|3 beauties who are on #TeamJake|
|Hate this pic is blurry :( I had to add it though because of the comment April made after she took it...|
"Good Lord you've got some long legs!" Ha!
|Shanon - my brother in law and Jake's daddy|
|Kelley - my sister and Jake's mama|