Due to low donations and increased patient need, we are urging all eligible volunteer donors, especially those with AB or O blood type, to donate now. Please contact the Blood Center to schedule a time to give at a donor center or mobile blood drive near you as soon as possible. Call (800) 747-5401, or schedule online at www.bloodcenterimpact.org or via our Blood Center Impact App. Thank you!
“I am so grateful that others have given so that she lived.”
Emily still remembers watching the cooler of blood go by while her sister Ashley was in surgery following a ruptured ectopic pregnancy. “It was frightening,” said Emily of the October 2016 ordeal. “We almost lost her.”
A little more than a year later, Ashley gave birth to her first child. “It has been such a joy. I am so grateful that others have given so that she lived. I had given blood for years but had stopped. Now I renewed my commitment and am back at it. In fact, it was part of my Christmas gift to Ashley.”