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Every Drop Tells A Story

When you roll up your sleeve to share your good health with someone in need, you begin a unique story that can only be told with your selfless act of giving.Whether it's the story of what prompted you to begin giving blood, what motivates you to continue, or the story of the patient on the other side ... every drop tells a story.
What's your story?


I remember all of it

KyleSkerjanec1

Kyle Skerjanec remembers all of it. He had just left his mother’s house and was turning his motorcycle right on a county road near War Eagle, Arkansas. He remembers losing control of the bike and laying it down. As he and the cycle skidded across the road, the next three seconds seemed like they slowed […]


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So much to be thankful for

Chelsea

Chelsea Daugherty was feeling tired. She wasn’t tired from school or work. This was a different feeling. A visit to the doctor prompted some blood work. That test showed an immune deficiency that would need to be dealt with quickly. Chelsea’s platelet count was less than ten percent of normal levels.


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Keeping a tally of life

Darlene

Over a four-year period, the Haney family realized early on that a blood transfusion can be a cause for celebration. When Mabel “Maggie” Haney received her first transfusion for chronic anemia at Citizen’s Memorial Hospital in Bolivar, MO, in October 2009, Maggie’s daughter Darlene began to keep track of the number of the transfusions. “I […]


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When you give blood, you are literally helping hospitals save the life of someone’s spouse, parent or child. There is no easier way to save a life than to give blood.

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