Every Drop Counts

Tabbatha Alcorn is a school nurse at Greenfield Central Junior High. Because donated blood helped save Tabbatha’s life, she now helps coordinate blood drives at her school and is a firm believer in donating blood. Tabbatha shares her story below:

I am a mother, a sister, and a daughter. I love my family, my job, and my community.

“I am a blood recipient. And I couldn’t enjoy all that life has to offer and cherish every moment of every day if it weren’t for the generous gift of life that complete strangers gave to me.”

Eight years ago I gave birth to the most perfect little guy in the whole world. While this remains one of the happiest times of my life, it was also one of the scariest. If I hadn’t received four units of blood I wouldn’t be here today to raise that precious boy or to share my story with you.

You will never know how true the Indiana Blood Center’s slogan , “Every drop counts!” is unless you have received donated blood or have a family member who has.

Every drop gave me a life time of memories and experiences that I wouldn’t have had other-wise. Every drop gave my son back the gift of his mother. Every drop gave my parents their daughter back, and my brothers and sister their friend.

“The people who, one day eight years ago, gave up a half hour of their time in turn handed me my life. I will never be able to personally hug, thank, or shake the hand of those people but I can pay it forward.”

I can donate blood. I can give the gift of life to someone else. Today. And so can you! Make every day a great day!

Take a half hour out of your day to give blood because every drop counts.

Now it’s time to raise your sleeve. Go to DonorPoint.org and make an appointment to donate blood today and tomorrow… You’ll have someone’s undying gratitude.

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