Miller Keystone Blood Drive for Blood Cancer Awareness Month


Leukemia (a type of cancer which affects the production and function of blood cells) is still considered rare in children with Down syndrome, but they are more likely to develop leukemia than other children. One large-scale 2021 study found that 2.8% of children with Down syndrome had leukemia, compared with only 0.05% of other children. In particular, children with Down syndrome are 150 times more likely than other children to develop acute myelogenous leukemia, or AML, before age 5. The study also found that children with Down syndrome were more likely to develop acute lymphoblastic leukemia, or ALL, at any age. 

This September, you can donate in honor of Blood Cancer Awareness Month and also be entered into a drawing to win a $50 Amazon Gift Card! See the flyer below and schedule an appointment today!

You could save a life!