{meet} William

Charlotte, NC

“I am a happy, healthy baby...

Like most expecting parents, Star and Rich were excited and anxious about the birth of their baby boy. William was born on November 24, 2009, but, the first days of his life were difficult – a complication during birth led to a severe respiratory problem. He was supported on a ventilator, and then an ECMO machine.

The ECMO machine functioned as William’s heart and lungs for five long days. During that time, he received type AB, CMV negative platelets. Since less than 2% of the population has this rare blood type, CBCC made a special request to the community. As usual, our dedicated donors came through and provided William’s small body with the blood products he needed until his heart and lungs worked on their own.

After a month in the hospital, William was able to go home. Star and Rich are thankful for the doctors and nurses who saved their son’s life, and for local donors like you.

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

Every Drop Stays Here. Saving Local Lives.

Thanks to local donors like you.”

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Charlotte Center

4447 South Boulevard

Charlotte, NC 28209

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