Liam

Close

When 6-year-old Liam began having trouble walking, doctors gave his family an alarming diagnosis: Burkitt’s non-Hodgkin lymphoma.

A cancer diagnosis is scary for any family. This aggressive form of leukemia required an equally aggressive treatment protocol, but Liam's care team remained confident it would work. After six rounds of chemotherapy, Liam finished his treatment and was in remission. 

“Almost every round, he ended up getting blood or platelets,” said his father, Shawn. “He ended up with eight transfusions. That was critically important to keeping him out of the hospital and getting his numbers back up.”

As a lifelong blood donor, that’s something Shawn does not take for granted. To show his appreciation for the blood donors who helped support his son, Shawn donated blood next to Liam in the hospital as he received his final round of chemotherapy.

Now, with Liam’s battle behind them, the family continues to encourage people to donate blood to support other patients in similar situations. Shawn uses his social media presence and connections throughout the community to spread awareness and challenge others to step up and give. Hundreds have already answered the call, and his #LifesavingChallenge shows no signs of slowing down.

How You Can Help

Blood Donor Basics

Blood Donor Basics

Your health is important to us, and we want to help you maintain it.

Blood Donation FAQs

Hosting a Blood Drive

Your help as our partner is critical to providing a safe, reliable and affordable blood supply.

Donation Methods

Donation Methods

Let your blood type lead the way to donate your powerful lifesaving gift.

Donation Methods

Share Your Story

Help your community understand the impact blood donation has.

We use cookies to provide and improve our services. By using our site, you consent to cookies.