Doctors, Families Rally for Cure for Deadly Birth Defect

Parent's Perspective News Report of Saint Louis Children's Hospital Press Conference

Saturday, March 24, 2012

More than One Face of CDH

Sofia - an amazingly beautiful, vibrant child who has defied odds with the support of her amazing family and the doctors and nurses who have been part of her amazing life! 

For the last 5 years to not only increase awareness of Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia but also the importance of donating blood, this blood drive has supported the community! 

One pint of donated blood can save up to three lives and more if they utilize the blood into blood products which aid NICU babies, burn patients and other surgical patients in need.  The only resource for these products is Human Blood, the synthetic scientific stuff just doesn't work as well in our bodies!  Please click here to sign up and for further information of this blood drive which several CDH Families including Sofia's family are hosting and have hosted in Kansas City - Click HERE

Noah - whose family is also joining in to make this blood drive a success!

We know of one CDH infant who went through a total of 5 gallons of blood and blood product.  Yes, GALLONS of blood - for an infant.  Many do not realize that the most fragile of infants utilize a tremendous amount of blood in the hospitals, it saves lives and also gives many families the opportunity to know and love their children for the short duration of their lives on this earth.  It is a gift you can give and it cost nothing but about an hour of your time!  You will feel good doing it and perhaps get some juice and cookies after!  Thank you!

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