Logansport Fire Department and Cass County EMS Community Blood Drive
LOGANSPORT FIRE DEPT and CASS COUNTY EMS COMMUNITY BLOOD DRIVE
Wednesday May 24th
1:30 p.m. – 06:00 p.m.
Bloodmobile @ Fire Dept – 630 High St, Logansport, IN 46947
Every day is a blessing. The Ott family knows it.
Noelle Ott was a seemingly healthy 26-year-old and 24 weeks pregnant in May of 2012, when she started feeling pain throughout her body. Doctors originally thought she was experiencing typical pregnancy symptoms. She wasn’t.
A couple weeks later, Noelle’s blood platelet count began dropping rapidly. She was soon diagnosed with HELLP syndrome, a rare pregnancy complication that involves the breakdown of red blood cells, elevated liver enzymes and low platelet counts. The best course of action was for Noelle to deliver the baby early via C-section.
“According to what I heard, platelets needed to be above 50,000 to survive a C-section, and mine were at 15,000,” Noelle says. “So I guess the plan was to put in 40 units as fast as possible and hope for the best.”
Noelle and James are grateful for all of the people who donated blood, plasma and platelets to keep her and Evan alive in the early days and get her through her relapse. “It’s absolute life or death,” she said. “It’s a few minutes or hours of your day, but it’s life or death.”
- May 24 2023
- 1:30 pm - 6:00 pm
- Central Fire Station
- 630 High Street, Logansport 46947
Versiti Blood Center of Indiana