If it weren't for all the wonderful people out there who donate blood, I wouldn't be alive today to express my gratitude for how their selfless gestures saved my life on two different occasions. When I was pregnant with my daughter, I was diagnosed with Class I HELLP syndrome. It caused severe hemolytic anemia, and my platelet count was dangerously low. I was given a transfusion, and my daughter was safely delivered in an emergency C-section. That transfusion alone saved both my life and my daughter’s. The second time I had to get a transfusion was several years later due to a large loss of blood during surgery.
I am forever grateful for the donors who helped save my life. In turn, I became a blood donor myself, and I advocate for blood donation as much as I can. If you are healthy and able, please consider donating. You are literally giving life to others.
Donate blood to help patients like Sharon
In hospitals across Oklahoma, Texas and Arkansas, countless patients are currently awaiting lifesaving blood transfusions. Your donation can help as many as three of them. Donate blood today and become a part of their story.