Let's start 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.
In November 2015 Gabi went to the hospital for what was thought to be pneumonia, but turned out to be Ewing Sarcoma, a form of cancer. Throughout her chemotherapy and a major surgery, she received blood and platelet transfusions. Gabi’s family believes that they were crucial to her victory over cancer.
Chad, a DPS Trooper, could not have imagined how close he would come to losing his life one night as he left for work. He was injured in a serious accident, and needed red blood cells and plasma to survive. He was recently able to return to work and is thankful for donors giving life back to him.
Daniel knows he would not be here today if not for the kindness of blood donors. In 1997, he survived a terrible accident and had to be revived three times. With many operations came just as many blood transfusions. “Thanks to blood donors, I’m able to see and experience my family grow,” he says.
In summer 2016, a rare illness required Rikki to spend more than a month in the hospital. It was a painful time for her loved ones, but the generosity of those who gave was a shining light in the dark. “Thanks to donors of blood, platelets, plasma and source plasma my sister pulled through,” her sister, Danni, says.