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 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