Ryan Man Blood Drive to be held for toddler with leukemia - MSNewsNow.com - Jackson, MS

Ryan Man Blood Drive to be held for toddler with leukemia

Source: CARA Source: CARA
MADISON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

Last month, WLBT told you about how a community came together to support a Madison County family going through the unimaginable with their toddler.

19-month-old Ryan was diagnosed with AML Leukemia when he was just five-months-old, but he never missed one of his daddy's triathlon events.

Austin LaSource's triathlon group decided to turn the Iron Man into "The Ryan Man."

Ryan relapsed last month and now awaits a bone marrow transplant at Blair E. Batson Children's Hospital and is in serious need for blood.

Now, CARA and "Responsible Pit Bull Owners" of Jackson, will be hosting the Ryan Man Blood Drive for little Ryan LaSource on Saturday, August 16, at Bree's Bark Park. 

On a post on CARA's Facebook page they write "What in the world is sweeter than children and pets?"

That is why they say will be holding this drive at Bree's Bark Park for Ryan, who is the "proud owner" of Franco, a pit bull.

CARA says that Mississippi Blood Services will be onsite if they can get commitments from 25 people.

The organization encourages you to bring your leashed dog and they will have volunteers on hand to hold leashes while owners give blood.

The blood drive will be on Saturday from 9 am to 1 pm at Bree's Bark Park.


960 North Flag Chapel Road
Jackson, MS 39209

If you are interested in donating blood to little Ryan Lasource, please contact CARA or visit the Ryan Man Blood Drive Facebook page.

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