Concordia is hosting a Red Cross Blood Drive, on behalf of 13-year old, Emma Roberts, who serves as an inspiration for the event. In May 2018, Emma was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia, a type of cancer in which the bone marrow makes too many immature lymphocytes. She is fighting this disease and has a 2.5 year long battle of treatments at C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital in Ann Arbor. Most patients with leukemia require blood transfusions during their care. Patients undergoing surgeries, traumatic injuries, chronic illnesses, or requiring cancer treatment, like Emma, all necessitate blood, which can only be donated by volunteers.

By hosting a blood drive, I hope to continue to raise awareness of child leukemia, increase the number of donors, and make an impact on Concordia University. As a part of Concordia Women’s Soccer Team, together we continue to support and pray for Emma, making her the honorary captain and giving her strength, but want to do more. We had the opportunity to meet Emma and her loving and funny personality, and she is a fighter.

Contact Madeline Mueller for sign up information.