A Venice Police Officer’s 3-year-old daughter survived a battle with her kidneys thanks to available blood.

Inspired by her story, dozens of Venice residents and law enforcement rolled up their sleeves and gave the gift of life today.

This summer, 3-year-old Reagan developed a serious kidney ailment. She was transferred to All Children’s in St. Petersburg where she underwent multiple blood transfusions.

“Really had to hang in there to get through this. I know we almost lost her and I just praise the Lord that he sent his angels and wrapped her in His glory," said Reagan's grandfather, Bob Laurie.

Venice Police Lieutenant Louis White and his wife Alicia spent 16 days in the hospital by their daughter's side.

“When they came back we asked what can we do for you guys? Immediately he said donate blood," said Venice Police Chief Charlie Thorpe.

Reagan is on the road to recovery thanks to others who did their part.

“It was kind of that wake up call when we had one of our own members go through that ordeal and the good news was that blood was there so we just want to pay it forward,” said Chief Thorpe.

The Venice community rallied for Reagan and filled the OneBlood bus. Appointments were booked throughout the entire day.

“My wife explained to me they had a need for blood for this little child and I said let's do it. This particular thing I thought was very important since he is a police officer in the city which I respect, I just want to do it for them,” said Jerry Jackson, a Venice Resident.

OneBlood is a primary supplier of blood to All Children’s Hospital. 

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