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“I do it for all those that need it, because I can.”
Sharon knows several people who have cancer and have lost their lives fighting. When her sister-in-law passed away from cancer, Sharon knew donating blood was something she would always continue.
“I feel very fortunate not to have it (cancer),” Sharon says “so I do what I can to help.”
Sharon donates at the Fishers donor center and has been a donor since 1983. She became a donor when her work began hosting blood drives when she lived in Illinois. Sharon was told she would be a good candidate for platelets, so she took this opportunity to give back.
When Sharon first became a donor she would give sporadically, but this past year she has given regularly and has no plans of stopping.
Sharon has been ineligible a few times due to low platelet counts, but now she is able to give regularly, and that’s just what she does.
Every two weeks Sharon can be found inside the Fishers donor center just doing her share, as she would say.
“Sharon is like clockwork when it comes to donating platelets.” Jennifer Barrett, Fishers donor center specialist, says. “She schedules herself and comes in smiling and donates while chatting away with the staff.”
Sharon also just signed up with Be The Match as a way to further her commitment as a life-saving donor.
“She is so modest,” Jennifer said. “We are lucky to have such a faithful donor.”
Sharon’s humble, devoted nature is what keeps her in our chairs and what earned her the title of Indiana Blood Center’s Donor of the Month.
We’d like to say thanks to Sharon and encourage others to follow her lead. To make your appointment visit donorpoint.org