CHICAGO (CBS) — A Waukegan woman whose son has been battling sickle cell anemia all his life has teamed up with LifeSource to encourage more African-Americans to donate blood.
WBBM Newsradio’s Regine Schlesinger reports 12-year-old son, Kenney Moore, was diagnosed with sickle cell at just six weeks old. Five years ago, he suffered a stroke.
His mother, Hazel Truesdell, said he’s battled back from that, but still needs blood transfusions every three-to-five weeks.
“They take out the sickle blood, and put in fresh blood,” she said.