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?

Kickapoo High School Valedictorian Beats Ewing’s Sarcoma

Twenty-eighteen has been a big year for 18-year-old Kelsie Mitchell. She was one of nine valedictorians graduating from Springfield’s Kickapoo High School, served on student council’s Cabinet leadership group, and was a member of the National Honor Society. And she has made plans to attend Truman State University in the fall. But just eight years ago, her main accomplishment was survival. “That’s […]

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Rare disorder requires frequent blood transfusions for Goodman, Missouri, woman

Life is hectic at the Goodman, Missouri, home of Tina and Larry Waits. The house is bustling non-stop with their five teenagers. With school, sports, activities, and all five driving, it’s enough to make anyone’s head spin. But Tina reached a point several years ago where the head-spinning became a major concern. “All of a […]

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CBCO Donors Help Mia Fight Leukemia

Mia Dalton had always been a very healthy child. But when she was two years old, on a Wednesday, her parents noticed she wasn’t feeling well. After a weekend of feeling lethargic, being pale, bruising easily all over her body, and running a low-grade fever, she visited her doctor. By Monday, she had been diagnosed […]

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7-Year-Old Faces Lifetime of Blood Transfusions

We first introduced Circulator readers to Kane Lamberson in our Summer 2011 issue (click HERE for that story). At that time, Kane had not yet received a diagnosis. The family moved out of state for a while, but returned to Springfield and got in touch with us. Let’s catch up with Kane now.   “Within […]

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Erin Fers two blood transfusions emergency cesarean section

Emergency C-section Leads to Blood Transfusions for First-time Mom

Twenty hours into labor, Erin Fers (pronounced Fears), of Marshfield, Missouri, learned her baby was large enough that a natural delivery was no longer an option. She would need to undergo an emergency Cesarean section. Along with feeling joy when she and Chance Lafferty welcomed Lillian into the world on October 5, 2010, Erin felt […]

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