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UW blood drive for boy with sickle cell anemia

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MADISON (WKOW) -- Donations come flowing in at a UW blood drive Friday for a young Madison boy.

11-year old Isaiah was born with sickle cell anemia, a blood disorder that requires a constant flow of donations.
Drive organizers say Isaiah's condition has worsened in recent months and blood donations are now more important than ever.

Mike Tecca with the Morgridge Center for Public Service, which has organized several blood drives for Isaiah in the past says, "Recently Isaiah's condition got a little bit worse, he's 11 years old and since the start of the new year he's needed 5 transfusions and I'm not a doctor but I know that its around five or six pints maybe more each transfusion. Because his health has been deteriorating a little bit, he's required more so they took a two week trip to leave school and everything and go to Atlanta so they could see if he's a good match for a bone marrow transplant."

For more information on sickle cell anemia or to make a donation to Isaiah and his family, just click on the links below.



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