Categories for Inspiration

Bruce Anderson, donor

Why I Love to Roll Up My Sleeves

January 13, 2016 at 9:26 am
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By Bruce Anderson, guest blogger When I first started giving blood, I was terrified of needles and syringes and would become light-headed at the mere suggestion of them. But I had grown up in a small town where the community...


Books and glasses

Great Reads For Blood Donors

December 30, 2015 at 10:36 am
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By Dayna Kereceman Myers Whether you’re looking to cozy up to some good books to help fill the last few days of your winter vacation or keep you company on your trip home, you want to learn more about blood...


J'amie and her family

How One Loving Family Beat Aplastic Anemia

November 19, 2015 at 3:32 pm
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Everyone has a birthday, but J’aime Tilston has two. The story behind her second, April 4, 2013, is extraordinary: it represents the first year anniversary after her bone marrow transplant, marking it an official success. It’s a birthday J’aime might...


Marta with twins

Marta’s Roses, Rich in Symbolism

August 5, 2015 at 10:54 am
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Marta Luna Wilde was searching for an unusual, meaningful way to mark her 50th birthday last year, and an idea came to her in a moment of lucidity. She realized how lucky she felt just to be alive for the...