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?
So much to be thankful for
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.
Keeping a tally of life
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 […]
There’s power inside you
When Jennifer Robertson was young, she had a good idea of what she was going to be when she grew up. “I was always pretending to doctor the animals,” she said. “I knew from a very early age that I wanted to be a nurse.” In 1996, the Stockton High School graduate did just that, […]
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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.