Categories for Donor Stories

Maeve's Story

Maeve

December 6, 2014 at 9:57 pm
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I give blood because I can! My first donation was on Valentine’s Day years ago and I was anxious, scared and excited. 35 donations later, it has become a part of my normal routine. I am lucky that I am...


Lori's Story

Lori

December 6, 2014 at 9:51 pm
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My Mom always encouraged us to donate blood when we were old enough to do so. Blood donations saved her life at the age of 28 when she had open heart surgery after my brother was born. At the time,...


Linda's Story

Linda

December 6, 2014 at 9:07 pm
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We give because so many others can’t and blood can’t be manufactured. Giving blood saves lives! It’s groovy to give! Give at your earliest convenience. Linda 9-29-14


John R's Story

John

December 6, 2014 at 9:03 pm
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I was introduced to donating blood back in college during an on-campus blood drive. I remember feeling then, as I do now, that such a simple act could have such a meaningful impact on someone else in need, perhaps at...


John M's Story

John

December 6, 2014 at 8:53 pm
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Paulina’s life began in Stanford, Lucille Packard’s NICU. She was there until Christmas Eve and came home after 3 months. She received so many transfusions, FFP and other products, we all lost count! Now her heart needs healing and again...


Jay's Story

Jay

December 6, 2014 at 8:48 pm
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When I was born, I had an unusual blood component called “Little C.” The doctors were concerned and decided I needed a full blood transfusion. As a universal donor, it’s difficult to be a recipient but, fortunately, my father had...


Janice's Story

Janice

December 6, 2014 at 8:39 pm
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As a flight attendant with United for over 40 years — I started flying during the 70s, which was at the height of the AIDS epidemic — I lost so many friends who were flight attendants! I wished that I...


Jill's Story

Jill

December 6, 2014 at 8:02 pm
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At Daly, we all waited for the day when we got to go to the smelly, cramped wrestling gym to donate blood. It was as much a rite of passage as getting your driver’s license. From there, I progressed to...


Greg's Story

Greg

December 6, 2014 at 5:14 pm
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After a courageous 8-year battle against [non-Hodgkin’s] lymphoma, my father, 65, succumbed to MDS, a blood disease for which there was no treatment in 2001. I learned about and began donating platelets when he was diagnosed, and continue to donate...


Emileigh's Story

Emileigh

December 6, 2014 at 5:05 pm
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I started donating blood at the Leigh High School blood drive! The nurse who helped me told me facts about how many people need blood to survive! I felt so good knowing that I was saving lives by simply donating...