{meet} Lathan

Morganton, NC

“I can play and ride my bike...

Lathan became a blood recipient within his first week of life. Born with hypoplastic left heart syndrome – a rare type of congenital heart disease – he required the first of three surgeries at just six days old.  That’s when he received his first unit of life-saving blood.

He completed his last surgery at 2 ½ years old, receiving several units of blood over the course of all three surgeries. Today, thanks to donors like you, Lathan is an active child who loves being outside, playing with cars and riding his bike.

After seeing the impact of blood donation on her son, his mom, Kristina, began donating platelets.

“I am so thankful people donate blood because it helps so many people,” said Kristina. “Donating platelets is the one way I can give back.”

When you donate at CBCC, you’re helping kids like Lathan. His family thanks you for giving blood, giving them hope and saving Lathan’s life.

CBCC is the primary blood supplier to the region’s patients and hospitals.

Every Drop Stays Here. Saving Local Lives.

Thanks to donors like you.”

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4447 South Boulevard

Charlotte, NC 28209

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