Hamilton to host blood drive in memory of teen- July 10th

Wednesday, July 03, 2013

 Christian Bryant, submitted in her memory Christian Bryant, daughter of Robyn Bryant, RN, education and quality improvement manager for the Hamilton Medical Center (HMC) Emergency Department, received hundreds of blood products during her fight against acute lymphoblastic leukemia. Christian was an avid and competitive runner in high school. A blood drive in Christian’s memory will be held at HMC on July 10.

DALTON, Ga. – Hamilton Medical Center (HMC) will host a blood drive through Blood Assurance on Wednesday, July 10. The drive will be held in memory of Christian Bryant, daughter of Robyn Bryant, RN, education and quality improvement manager for the Hamilton Medical Center (HMC) Emergency Department.

An avid and competitive runner, Christian found herself in an unwanted race. Christian was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia at the beginning of her senior year of high school. “Christian faced this race with a positive attitude and a plan to win,” her mother says.

Christian was in remission very quickly, but her situation was full of rare complications.

During her illness, Christian became an advocate for blood and platelet donation. She received hundreds of blood products during her battle with the disease.

The Bloodmobile will be set up to take donors in the parking lot on the corner of Broadrick Drive and Memorial Drive (west side of Broadrick) from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on July 10. Donors will receive T-shirts and snacks and a chance to enter the monthly Blood Assurance prize. To set up a time to donate, please call 706-272-6114.

“Christian won her race on May 26, 2012 and received ultimate healing,” her mother says. “She would be very pleased to know that someone might be touched by her story and chose to give the gift of life.”

More about Christian can be found at thechristianbryantfoundation.com.