Commit for Life Vignettes

These Commit for Life vignettes feature testimonials by blood donors, blood recipients and recipients’ family members. Each of the individuals featured has a unique, inspirational story.

If you are hosting a blood drive and would like to play a Commit for Life vignette for your group to encourage participation, please feel free to download the video. You can download any vignette by right clicking on the "Download" link that appears in the upper-left corner of the video player, and selecting "Save Target As" or "Save Link As" to save an mp4 file to your computer. You can also view the Commit for Life vignettes on YouTube.

Click on an image below to view the video.

Shelley's
Commit for Life Story
Shelley's Commit for Life Story

Shelley discusses how her son, Trey, now 10, was diagnosed with cancer as an infant and relied on volunteer blood donors throughout his treatment.

Video length: 5:44 

Susan's
Commit for Life Story
Susan's Commit for Life Story

Susan O’Donnell of 89.3 KSBJ is a two-time blood recipient. She expresses her gratitude for blood donors whose generosity allowed her to become a first-time grandmother.

Video length: 0:41

Zach and Debbi's
Commit for Life Story
Zach and Debbi's Commit for Life Story

Debbi tells the story of Zach’s cancer diagnosis and the role blood donors played in helping save his life.

Video length: 2:06

Mohammed's
Commit for Life Story
Mohammed's Commit for Life Story

Mohammed began giving blood at school and now encourages his classmates to do the same. He talks about the power everyone has to make a difference by donating blood.

Video length: 0:59

Marc and Jade's
Commit for Life Story
Marc and Jade's Commit for Life Story

Jade was born premature and needed several units of blood as an infant. Her father, Marc, expresses his gratitude for those who made blood available.

Video length: 1:05

John and Lacey's
Commit for Life Story
John and Lacey's Commit for Life Story

John and Lacey talk about the role strangers played in saving their son’s life when he needed blood upon being diagnosed with leukemia.

Video length: 2:16

Enrique's
Commit for Life Story
Enrique's Commit for Life Story

Enrique talks about donating in honor of his sister, a scoliosis patient who has received blood.

Video length: 0:37

Bobby's
Commit for Life Story
Bobby's Commit for Life Story

Bobby encourages African-Americans to help sickle cell patients like his daughter, who needs closely matched blood that often comes from donors of the same ethnicity.

Video length: 2:28

Chris's
Commit for Life Story
Chris's Commit for Life Story

Chris learned his cholesterol was high by checking Digital Donor after a donation. Here, he talks about the health benefits of being a blood donor.

Video length: 0:33 

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