Sid McConnell, of Niangua, Missouri, has been a frequent blood donor at Community Blood Center of the Ozarks since 2002. In December 2020, he suddenly became a blood recipient when he underwent a quadruple bypass.
While in the hospital, Sid noticed the “Thank The Donor” tags and learned how easy it would be to send anonymous messages to the seven donors who gave the blood that he had received.
Of those seven donors, four had donated blood on the same day at the same location — Faith Community Health in Branson, Missouri.
Sid McConnell and two of his seven donors were there at Faith Community Health’s next blood drive, which was held Friday, February 12, 2021.
It’s rare for a recipient to meet his or her donors. We’re so glad we were there, and we hope you enjoy this three-minute video.
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Thanks for giving life to your community!