Waylon, age 7, was diagnosed with qualitative platelet dysfunction when he was four years old after a major hemorrhage. His disorder is a rare blood disorder that prevents clots or coagulation when he gets a bleed. Although his blood count might look normal, the platelets in his blood are inactive in the body. He suffers from frequent nosebleeds and bleeding at which time he relies on blood and platelet transfusions to help his body recuperate to its proper function.
Donate blood in his honor at Burr District Elementary School on Thursday, May 16, 2019, from 2:00-7:00 p.m. in the cafeteria. Call 1-800-RED-CROSS or visit redcrossblood.org, and use code: Waylon, to make an appointment.