Winter weather has caused hundreds of lost donations over the weekend. Please give as soon as able. All types are needed, especially universal donors. For those eligible to donate, please find a Donor Center or mobile blood drive near you at www.bloodcenterimpact.org or by calling (800) 747-5401.
“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.”