Get excited about saving lives! If you have never donated blood before, you may be wondering what the process involves. Learn how you can prepare for a successful donation, and what to expect when you visit a Neighborhood Donor Center or mobile blood drive.
Lee is strong and healthy now, but as a premature infant, he required a blood transfusion to grow stronger. Now that he is an adult, he understands the importance of donating blood. “Now I donate blood and encourage others to do the same, so hope can be available for others in their time of need,” Lee says.
In 2013, while working in the store he owned, Richard was shot by robbers. He needed immediate care and was taken by Life Flight to Memorial Hermann Hospital. There, Richard received plasma to prevent him from losing too much blood, along with other blood components to save his life.
WhenLeo's classmates were enjoying their summer break two years ago, Leo was battling a serious illness. His diagnosis was Ewing Sarcoma, and platelet donations were extremely important to his treatment. A year later Leo was declared cancer free! Today he is enjoying summer fun along with all his friends.
Thomas underwent chemotherapy many years ago to treat lymphoma, and although he is now cancer-free, his immune system was weakened. Source plasma helps create a medicine that Thomas takes to stay well. "When I thank someone for donating, I can honestly say they are saving my life," he says.