Kyrene Schools to Hold Blood Drive Inspired by Two 7-Year-Olds With Cancer
Inspired by two first-grade boys with cancer – and in recognition of September’s Childhood Cancer Awareness Month – Kyrene School District is holding a blood drive on Friday, Sept. 29.
According to Ahwatukee Foothills News, Kyrene Monte Vista Elementary School first-graders Jace Hyduchak and Jackson Dupps, who are pretty good friends who love baseball, are both undergoing cancer treatments.
“The first time Jace needed a transfusion was when he was admitted to the hospital. They told us he needed it to save his life,” said Jace’s mother, Ann, told the newspaper.
She estimates her son has had 30 transfusions since his diagnosis and, thankfully, he hasn’t needed one since last summer.
The district is providing three blood drive locations: the Kyrene Schools District Office, Kyrene Monte Vista Elementary andKyrene de la Sierra Elementary is also participating. Appointments to donate blood can be made at BloodHero.com, and inserting the sponsor name Kyrene and then the appropriate code: Monte Vista: KMVES; Sierra: KyreneSierra; and the Kyrene Schools District Office: KSD.
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