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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Logan Snyder

“My son Logan was diagnosed with a rare Stage 4 pediatric cancer at only 15 months old.  Until our own personal experience, we were oblivious to cancer, chemo, radiation and all that that went along with keeping him alive.  One thing that DID keep him alive through our whole journey was all the donated blood products Logan so desperately needed.  He needed blood so many times that I actually lost count.

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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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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 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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Stacy White

My oldest brother Earl was in a motorcycle accident a few years ago on his was to work. The other man failed to stop at a stop sign early in the morning of his accident. He hit my brother so hard that it severed his leg off just about 3 inches about his ankle. Paramedics have told him they almost lost him at the scene of the accident. He has lost 3/4 of his blood volume at the scene.

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Emilie Joly

I donate blood in honor of my mother, Maureen Joly. My mom was diagnosed with Leiomyosarcoma, a very rare and aggressive cancer, right after a routine hysterectomy procedure to remove “fibroids.”  These fibroids were, in fact, malignant tumors that had grown to the size of a cantaloupe in her uterus and abdomen.

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Carl Reidler

I have donated blood & platelets since the early 1980’s. It was called by Reading Hospital back then ( Before Keystone) and told a Leukemia patient and I were a match AB pos, and was asked if I could come down ASAP to help out, and I did. Never met the young lady, and never knew how she made out.

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Christopher Lillis

I donate, or at least try to donate, every 8 weeks. I feel if you are healthy enough to donate […]

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Mary Raymond

I have been a regular, every-8-week blood donor for many years now. Recently, some medical complications required that I have […]

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Meredith Diane Chepolis

My husband and I donate regularly because three and a half years ago, our son was born over three months […]

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Jenna DuVal

My name is Jenna DuVal, I am 27 years old, I had blood clots from a birth control pill and […]

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Joan Hendershot

I can remember like it was yesterday on May 11, 2012 when the doctor told me I had breast cancer […]

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