KREM2 is hosting our annual KREM Care's Blood Drive with the Inland Northwest Blood Center today.
We spoke with several families whose loved ones received blood. The thing they all say is you never know when it's going to be your family in need.
The health of Sue Welsh's active 14-year-old took a drastic turn in 2003. Levi Welsh was diagnosed with an enlargement under the heart and doctors said he needed a heart transplant.
Doctors did open heart surgery so he could survive with the aid of a heart pump. The surgery needed multiple procedures that required a lot of blood.
Levi died before receiving a new heart. Sue says that without all that blood, they wouldn’t have had an opportunity to even try and save his life. That’s why Sue urges people to donate blood.
You still have time to donate. The blood drive goes until 7 p.m. You can visit us here on South Regal or donate at Valley Hospital or the Inland Northwest Blood Center.