Marcia Tulloch herself is a survivor of Leukemia however not everyone is as blessed as Marcia to live to testify how blood donation can save lives.
We were able to speak with Delroy Graham who lost his sister to Leukemia which affects the black community more so than any other community.
Leukemia is a malignant progressive disease in which the bone marrow and other blood-forming organs produce increased numbers of immature or abnormal leukocytes. These suppress the production of normal blood cells, leading to anemia and other symptoms.
In 2017 2, 900 People died from leukemia in Canada alone according to the Canadian Cancer Society.
In many cases once the search begins for a blood match it is by then too late and many cases end up in mortality.
The key to preventing death is in registering blood in the blood bank so that children, youth's and adults who need the transplant are able to be saved immediately.
Often times we hear the world "Leukemia" however are unaware at how quickly a life can be lost if not treated with stem cells and blood donation.
In the case of Laura Hillier who died at the young age of 18 awaiting a stem cell transplant whose dying wish was not to let her death be in vain