Stories

We believe in stories and connecting with others. From donors to recipients, employees, supporters, community partners and more, every story matters and helps inspire others to save lives. Read, share or submit your own – embrace the power of storytelling.

 

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Sarah Kreider

I donate blood because I was once the person on the receiving end of a blood transfusion. Last May I […]

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Shelly Stackhouse

My 16-year-old son Tommy was diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukemia on 6/19/2019. He was treated with 3 rounds of chemotherapy […]

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Harvey and Sue Hohl

The 1st annual Angela Hohl memorial blood drive took place on November 10, 2003. During Angie’s illness, we came to […]

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Marilyn Wright

Forty years ago, I was hospitalized with pancreatitis after the birth of my third son. I was in St. Luke’s […]

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Lawrence Alati

In 1968, I drove my motorcycle to the Auburn Dam to go waterskiing with a friend. When the boat motor […]

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Pauline Steigerwalt

On Monday, I was in Orlando having a wonderful time swimming with dolphins and riding rollercoasters with my grandchildren. By […]

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The Heintz Family

Although 4 years, 8 months and 6 days doesn’t seem like a long time, to Ally it was a lifetime. […]

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Kristin Kranzley Parks

I was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2010, went through chemo, surgery and radiation, and there was no evidence of […]

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Justine Szot

I lost my husband, Michael, on August 1, 2013 after a valiant, 16-month battle with Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML). During […]

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The Mauger Family

Channing Mauger was supposed to be the valedictorian of his class. He was enrolled in AP courses at school, he […]

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John Murray

I’ve been a blood drive coordinator for several years, but it wasn’t until this past year that I realized how important donating is. My 6-year-old granddaughter was diagnosed with stage one RMS (or rhabdomyosarcoma) cancer in November.

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Jeff Warren & Family

My wife delivered twin girls in March 2011, and after 6 weeks it became apparent that one of the twins, […]

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