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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Joanne Loeper

I donate every 56 days along with donating platelets every two weeks, to me this is personal. My son lost […]

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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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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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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 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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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 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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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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Alicia Rodriguez

In early 2003, I was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia (AML). This is a very aggressive form of cancer and […]

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Tammy Rank

In May 2004, my 11-year-old son, Jeremy, was diagnosed with ALL (acute lymphoblastic / acute lymphocytic) leukemia, a cancer of […]

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Diana Perez

When my son Ritchie was born, he was diagnosed with a coarctation of the aorta, a narrowing of the aorta, […]

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Timothy Kita

Several years ago, I was the victim of a random shooting. At the time, my wife was 6 weeks away […]

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