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Chapin church organizing blood drive to help local girl with rare disease

Chapin, SC (Paul Kirby) – St. Jacob’s Lutheran in Chapin is coming together and being joined by the community to help a young lady who has a rare disease called Aplastic anemia. According to the website www.mayoclinic.org, Aplastic anemia is a condition that occurs when your body stops producing enough new blood cells. It leaves you feeling fatigued and with a higher risk of infections and uncontrolled bleeding. Most of the treatments require lots of blood and blood products, and that’s where the good folks at St. Jacob’s hope they can help.

Hannah Coker is the granddaughter of Lucy and Stanley Slice. Before being diagnosed, she was going to school and working three part-time jobs. Now, she’s doing her best to stay positive as the Lord and doctors help her fight this disease.

Because Hannah needs so much blood and blood by-products, St. Jacob’s has decided to have a blood drive especially for her. A special team from the Community Blood Center of the Carolinas is coming to do the blood drive just for Hannah. It will be held in the church’s Fellowship Hall on October 29, 2018 from 3-7 PM. The catch is, if 50 people don’t preregister for this special drive, the team from the blood center can’t come. That’s why it’s so important that as many people who are able to give, sign up and donate.

To make an appointment, please visit www.cbcc.us/. Just enter the code A197418 when you register. If you have questions, email Don Dease at deaserus@bellsouth.net. If you can’t give yourself, please find someone that can.

Please take a moment to watch this special video about Hannah and her struggle with Aplastic anemia. It will move your heart and hopefully, move you to pre-register and help.

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