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

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 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. (more…)

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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 […]

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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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A Warrior’s Heart

At some point in our lives, we will be tested. Our healing power, resolve and faith will be taken to task. Sam and Annie Fleury’s exam came to them on a spring day in 2011. Annie underwent a routine surgery to remove her gall bladder and fix a hernia. But later that evening, she felt […]

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