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 was a junior in high school, my doctor talked to my family and I about lung transplantation because there wasn't anything else he could do for me. I was just getting sicker and sicker and antibiotics and breathing treatments weren't helping me anymore. I was accepted into the lung transplant program at Barnes Hospital in St. Louis and received a set of lungs on July 8, 1992. I received blood during this surgery.Then, in 2011, I was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. I underwent chemo treatments which made my hemoglobin drop significantly. As a result of that, I received blood again. With my hemoglobin low I was really tired and having trouble breathing. Receiving the blood helped with those issues and helped me get through the chemo treatment.”
~ Janice, two-time blood recipient