SHREVEPORT, LA (KSLA) - People from across Northwest Louisiana ventured out in the cold, wet weather Thursday morning to donate blood for a local college student facing a serious diagnosis.
LifeShare Blood Center hosted a blood drive for Adam Driskill, a Louisiana Tech student and the son of the former president of Remington College.
Driskill is currently fighting Stage-III lymphoma.
“It really is awesome, it shows how awesome of a community Shreveport has," said SarahJayne Driskill, Adam’s sister. “Even on a cold and rainy day, we can come together.”
SarahJayne told KSLA that family, friends and even complete strangers donated for Adam.
“I know he’s been really humbled by everything,” said SarahJayne. “I think we’re just really blessed, I think he’s super blessed and super excited people want to help him.”
Mary Jo Henderson, a Driskill family friend, said it’s critically important folks donate blood — especially around the holidays.
“If we don’t come out and donate, there won’t be any lives saved in this community,” said Henderson. “In this day and time with so many things going on in the community, you make the difference, you do."
Officials with LifeShare report around 20 units of blood was donated this morning on Adam’s behalf.
Adam is a sophomore and hopes to conduct research in environmental studies with an emphasis on marine life.