Blood Drive for Sabrina Johnson , Jan. 10 | Community Spirit
The following is a message from Samantha Johnson:
There will be a blood drive for my sister, Sabrina Johnson, on Jan. 10 at Taylorsville High School between the field house and gym from 8:30 a.m. – 6 p.m. Even if you can’t make the blood drive, you can go to any United Blood Services center and donate. All you have to do is tell them it’s for Sabrina Johnson.
Sabrina is a 16 year old junior at Taylorsville High School. She is the daughter of Steven and Ada Johnson of Taylorsville. She was born without pulmonary veins (blood vessels going from right side of the lungs to top left part of her heart). When she was 2 years old, she had her last open heart surgery.
The doctors at Blair E. Batson’s Children Hospital at UMC were successful in creating the vessels. At that time, the doctors told us that she would eventually grow out of these vessels that were made for her.
She has been extremely blessed for these vessels to have lasted for 14 years, but they are no longer working. We are waiting for a call from a team of surgeons from UMC to perform another open heart surgery in the next 4 to 6 weeks. This blood drive is to help with the blood that may be needed during this surgery.
Please spread the word and/or donate if you can and definitely keep my sister and my family in your prayers!