Transfusions Help Harvard Boy During Cancer Treatments


A Harvard, Nebraska, boy is now living a cancer-free life thanks in part to blood and platelet transfusions to help with chemo treatments following two surgeries four years ago.

Jacob Williamson may seem like your average eight year old, playing outside and climbing trees, but four years ago he was in Omaha's Children's Hospital fighting Burkitt's Lymphoma.

Doctors found two different masses in his small intestine after surgeries. During that time, his mom says, the blood and platelets were key to helping him get through chemo, and give him his life source back.

"It definitely did, definitely," said Jacob's mom, Sara Williamson. "The blood transfusions and the platelets was a huge part of him receiving and being able to be strong like he is today, so definitely worth your time."

And there's no time like the present. NTV is hosting our annual blood drive this upcoming Monday, May 2, in Kearney, Hastings and Grand Island.

Sign up information can be found on our website.

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