Back in 2009, Audra Blocker noticed her 8-month-old son Logan was covered with a head-to-toe rash and running a fever of 104 degrees. On Christmas Day, he was admitted to to the hospital when doctors noticed the skin on his fingers and toes was peeling and he was diagnosed with Kawasaki Disease, a rare disease that causes inflammation of some blood vessels in the body.
Logan received intravenous treatments from a product made from human plasma, the liquid portion of blood that comes from donors. It’s one of the many ways LifeSouth blood donors can help save lives. And for six months he took a baby aspirin a day. Today, he has no serious after effects from his scary first Christmas.
“Blood donors helped save my baby’s life.” said Audra, now a LifeSouth blood donor. Logan loves basketball, and anything to do with Thomas the Train – he even wants to be an engineer when he grows up.