Giving blood is one of the most generous acts of kindness that one human being can do for another. Every day, the outpouring of gratitude expressed by blood recipients gives testimony to this fact. Stories like these remind us that from the very young to the very old, lives are touched by every pint of blood transfused. When you give blood, yes, you do save lives.
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Darnay McMillan counts on blood donors. She receives a monthly blood transfusion to help manage her sickle cell disease. Because sickle cell is a chronic condition, Darnay will likely receive blood transfusions throughout her life. She and her family thank blood donors whenever they can.
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Amanda Panton had been a blood donor since was 16 years old. “When you donate blood, you just feel good knowing you help people. Of course, I never expected to need it! After my daughter was born, I had complications and needed six units of blood. I am very grateful blood was available when I needed it.”
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Brennah Payne now runs high school track and cross country; she has even qualified for state championships. This is hard to believe because Brennah had to learn to walk again after a horrific car accident when she was seven years old. Blood donations were an important part of her return to health.
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Natasha Deegan received blood during her liver transplant experience. Diagnosed with Hepatitis A, likely contracted through food poisoning, Natasha was one of the rare few who experienced acute liver failure. Thanks to a generous organ donor and many blood donors, Natasha is healthy today.
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Steven Lee was a senior in high school when diagnosed with leukemia. “Ironman” has fought his way through intense chemotherapy, radiation treatments and two marrow transplants. Generous blood donors helped Steven survive and he now looks forward to a healthy future. His goal is to help others in whatever ways he can. Yes, you do save lives.
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Because of you, Caden is healthy and well today after receiving blood during heart surgery. He’s an active, playful boy and his family is thankful each day for the gift of BloodSource blood donors.
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