Some of you have been raising your sleeve for more than 20 years. Others gave for the first time this year. Regardless of when you started, all 89,133 Indiana Blood Center donors have a story.
Elaine started donating because her mom told her it was the right thing to do. After a few years of giving back, the act of donating blood “hit close to home.”
Jeff started donating when he was 16 and continued because it is “easy and makes a difference.” Little did Jeff he know that a blood donation would save his life.
Thanks to the generosity of Elaine and Jeff and other loyal donors, hospital patients have more tomorrows; they have seen brighter futures.
Cody Adams, father of Madi Adams, a bone marrow and blood recipient, reaffirms the life-giving act of blood donations by stating, “without people giving that blood… she may not even be here right now.”
We look forward to rolling out these intimate stories told by donors and recipients in 2016. In the meantime, we want to hear from you. What’s your story. Share here.