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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?


Brandon’s Story

Brandon

It started as a small twinge in 10-year-old Brandon Townsend’s back. “We were tossing the football around and it started hurting like I had pulled a muscle or something,” the Neosho, Missouri, resident recalled. Over the next couple of weeks, the back pain would ebb and flow. His pediatrician thought it might be a virus, […]


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I remember all of it

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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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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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