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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The Batdorf Family

No one ever understands the importance of plasma donations – until someone you know receives them. Meet 15-year-old Aaron. Two […]

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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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The Ferdock Family

In 2006, Vinny Ferdock was burned over 50% of his body from an alcohol fire and explosion in his back yard. […]

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Debbie Bozes

The end of September 1981 was a very terrifying time for me. My pregnancy caused me to have a blood […]

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The Schuetz Family

Shealyn was a healthy, athletic 12-year-old girl who played tennis, softball and basketball. In late summer and early fall of […]

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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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Bob, Liz, Melissa, Jessica and Robby Koczot

May 19, 2007 was any parents’ worst nightmare… our 12-year-old daughter Jessica suffered a life-threatening hemorrhage. She was rushed to […]

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The Okoniewski Family

Big things come in small packages, like Caroline. Born on January 30, 2008, 16-weeks premature and weighing just 1 lb, […]

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The Sobjak / Buckley Family

Colton is an amazing four-year old who was recently diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic leukemia. This came as a complete shock […]

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Gavin Owens

Gavin was diagnosed with Mitochondrial Disease at the age of two. Because of his illness, Gavin experienced multi-organ failure, including […]

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The Lukow Family

Jeff Lukow visits MKBC to donate blood 6 times per year. To date, he has donated nearly 13 gallons of […]

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AimeeMarie Rush & Family

August 6, 2011 changed my life forever. I had a beautiful baby boy delivered by emergency C-Section. My son is […]

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