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September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, and Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center is raising awareness about the importance of donating blood to help children who are in a fight for their lives. Blood transfusions can be crucial to children undergoing treatment for cancer. It is vital to these young patients that there is a strong blood supply, especially in terms of platelets, which aid in a patient's ability to create healthy blood cells. Cancer treatment is a challenging time for these patients, but our community is stronger than ever and ready to help these young heroes fight. 


More than 15,000 children are diagnosed with cancer each year, and while health care has made great advancements, there is still no cure for cancer. However, there is hope, and that hope comes from the lifesaving blood and platelet donors at Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center, who are rolling up their sleeves to help children fight. Patients like Giovanni would not be here today without the help from blood donors.


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