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 Caleb

 The Nord family knows just how life changing blood donations can be as blood helped save little Caleb’s life when he was diagnosed with a rare genetic disorder. More...

 James and Cole  “Seeing Cole and James is a testament to the fact that miracles take place every day. Doctors, nurses, healthcare specialists and certainly blood donors all played a part in them being here.” —James and Cole's mom, Heather More...

 

“Life is so unpredictable. You just never know when someone you love will need blood—like our little fighter Rosalind and all the other precious newborns whose lives are saved every day because generous blood donors make a commitment to give.” —Kari Schwen More...
  Three sisters and their mom whose lives are being saved and enriched because generous blood donors continue to give the priceless gifts they need to battle a genetic immune disorder...... More 


 Austin Thumbnail Learning your child has cancer—a living nightmare for any parent—inspires Super Hero Austin Overline and his family to call upon their extraordinary powers of love and creativity in their fight to save his life....... More 

Jim, Blood Recipient

"After a routine surgical procedure in December 2010, I experienced uncontrolled internal bleeding. As a result, I was hospitalized for almost a month, mostly in ICUs and NPO, because my doctors needed to be able to operate again at a moment's notice. Because I was bleeding so much...... More 
  From life-threatening tragedy, Paul Hartmann and his family learned a critical life lesson: when presented with great challenges, you have to prayerfully respond with great effort. Now Paul advocates for the cause of blood donation and gives back—feeling “privileged” to be a blood donor and help save the lives of..... More...
 Blood Recipient Laura "After the stillbirth of our daughter Mila, I suffered from a severe infection which led to blood loss, septic shock, respiratory failure, and renal failure. After 12 days in the ICU and receiving over 70 units of blood, I fought my way back to health and back to my precious family. It is because of generous blood donors that I am alive today and able to celebrate each new day." —Laura
   “How do you thank someone for saving both of your children’s lives? My kids are living proof that blood donations are crucial. Without blood transfusions, they would not be here with us today.” —Julie Williams More...
  Blood recipient Gary Shulze gives back in every way he can…as a Memorial Blood Centers volunteer, a financial contributor, and an advocate for the cause of blood donation. More...
 Elena Perfect Grateful parents celebrate with their daughter today because platelet donors were there—at birth—when a safely-matched platelet transfusion was what it took to save her life. More...
  Multiple transfusions saved Sophia’s life as she battled a condition that prevented her bone marrow from producing blood cells. In gratitude, she and her family organize Sophia’s Strength community blood drives to honor her courage and help others. More...
   “If people could just look in the faces of the people they are helping, like me and my daughter, I just know that more of them would do their part to donate blood and help save lives.” —Rhonda Battina More...
 Sammy Pregnancy complications and a premature infant delivery at just 27 weeks brought Joe and Cris Raiche face-to-face with how a life-saving blood transfusion can save the lives of babies like their son, Sammy. More...
 Rachel and John Horoshak Despite a blood typing mix-up that led to life-threatening risks for Heidi Horoshak’s twins, a family celebrates today because the right blood type was there, when and where it was needed. More...
  “We are truly grateful for all the donors who gave blood and helped sustain the lives of both of our daughters, Madi and Sydney. And we will always be willing donors in the hope that we can help others.”—Linsey and Noel Rippy More...
  Every year on Thea’s birthday, Cara gives back with a blood donation party, grateful to the generous blood donors who saved her life. More…
  A family is together today because generous blood donors saved baby Saher’s life. More…
  When Nick needed weekly blood transfusions to survive, thousands of donors made sure he had the blood he needed to triumph over his disease, graduate from a Northland high school, and head off to college. More…
  Complications during childbirth didn’t stop Amy from building a life with her family, thanks to the generosity of blood donors. More…
  Surgery repaired Andy’s injuries but donated blood saved his life. More…
  After many units of blood and over a year of chemotherapy, Jackie is cancer free and grateful to blood donors who saved her life. More…
  “I always thought blood donations only helped really sick people, like someone with leukemia. You really never know when it might be you.”--blood recipient Tara Henderson. More…
  The change is dramatic and immediate. Healthy blood brings Trey out of sickle cell agony to an active life free of pain. More…
  “We really believe in paying it forward.” –Debra and Jack, together today because generous volunteers donated blood. More…
  With 15 gallons of blood, volunteer donors kept police officer Mike Blood alive after being shot in the line of duty. More…
  When cancer threatened Ana’s life, generous blood donors gave her a life-saving gift and another chance. More…
  “I knew it was my mission in life to give back, especially because I know how rare B-negative blood is.”—Lisa Brunner, cancer survivor, blood recipient, and generous donor. More…
  Plasma donors gave Kelsey the gift of life in her battle against a rare blood disease. More…
  The generosity of blood donors gave Len a life with his grandchildren who otherwise would have never known him. More…