Who You Help
From organ transplants to heart surgeries, today’s advanced medical care relies on blood transfusions. When one person donates a unit of blood, it can be separated into individual components to save multiple lives. Blood donors like you help meet the daily transfusion needs of cancer and surgery patients, accident and burn victims, newborns and mothers delivering babies, AIDS and sickle cell anemia patients, and many more.
Carly was diagnosed with leukemia at age 7 and relapsed at age 12. She received chemotherapy and more than 50 transfusions of blood components.
Heather had a malignancy at age 5 that ultimately required the removal of several organs. She had extensive blood transfusions to support her surgeries.
Joanna has a medical condition requiring regular infusions of immune globulin which is derived from plasma donations.
Krishna lost his leg in a shark attack while on vacation for his 10th wedding anniversary. He required dozens of units of blood to help save his life.
Leah was diagnosed with leukemia when she was just 15 months old. She received chemotherapy and more than 50 transfusions of blood and platelets to support her treatment.
Michael was born with a hole in his heart and had surgery at age 1 and again at age 20. Your blood donations were present for both surgeries.
Rafaello was diagnosed with leukemia at age 2. He received chemotherapy along with 36 transfusions of blood components.
Stacey suffers from sickle cell anemia and has received blood transfusions 2-3 times each year since age 11.