Blood Drive in Honor of Vanessa Morales Set for July 8th at Terra Bay Gymnasium

South San Francisco, CA    June 13, 2017   Submitted by Tracee Morales, Vanessa’s Mother

Blood Drive in Honor of  Vanessa Morales



When Vanessa was 7 years old she was diagnosed with Severe Aplastic Anemia (SAA). It was a fight we knew we had to beat and she did it all with a smile. SAA is a disease where the bone marrow and blood stem cells that reside there are damaged and no longer producing. During her battle with this disease she received many blood and platelet transfusions in order to keep her little body going until her Anti-thymocyte globulin (ATG) kicked in. Today I am happy to report Vanessa is doing well and living a happy healthy life. Although she is not cured from SAA, it is because of those donors that Vanessa is here with us today.


So please join us in our 2nd annual blood drive and together we can save lives!

For past Blood Drives in honor of Vanessa please CLICK HERE



Location: Terrabay Gymnasium | Iris & Poppy Rooms

1121 South San Francisco Dr. – South San Francisco


Saturday, July 8, 2017

10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.


To make an appointment, please log on to, enter the
Sponsor Code: VanessaMorales or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767).


By using RapidPass, you can reduce the time you spend at the blood drive by up to 15 minutes. Learn more by visiting


If you have questions regarding your eligibility to donate blood, please call 1-866-236-3276.



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