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Adelaide Yost

Adelaide Yost is living a normal, healthy life. Adelaide has von Willebrand disease.

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Amos Beamon

Amos Beamon

"It's like a totally different life"

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Alana Merkow

Alana Merkow

When she was 21 years old, Alana Merkow signed up to be bone marrow donor, not knowing that one day she would save a stranger’s life.

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Andrew Voss

Andrew Voss

A serious injury taught Andrew the importance of blood donation.

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Dan Lang

Dan Lang

Dan's life changed forever after his wife suffered a massive brain aneurysm and he decided to donate her organs.

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Dawn Marisch

Dawn Marisch

After her aneurysm Dawn needed 90 units of blood to survive. Watch her incredible story.

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Diane Wendt

Diane Wendt

Diane was just 22 when she was diagnosed with leukemia.

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Alan Mast M.D, Ph.D

Dr. Alan Mast

Giving hope to patients suffering from cardiovascular disease, the leading cause of death in the U.S.

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Dr. Joshua Field

Dr. Joshua Field

Sickle cell disease research for new and better treatments and to ease suffering.

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Grady Angeloff

Grady Angeloff

Grady remembers his son Riley's big brown eyes and his ability to light up a room.

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Havalah Kolb

Havalah Kolb

Making an impact on patients like Havalah.

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Jack Zbiegien

Jack received a remarkable 300 blood transfusions – and a life-saving bone marrow transplant – to help him beat leukemia.

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James Jasso

James Jasso

Meet one of our rare blood donors who is saving lives and setting a national milestone.

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Jake Pansier

Jason "Jake" Pansier

Jake Pansier would have lost his life had it not been for 300 blood donations made by volunteer donors.

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Jen & Dustin Aldrich

Jen & Dustin Aldrich

Jennifer and Dustin know how important blood donors were to Jake.

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Keeanna Meadows

Keeanna Meadows

Keeanna is one of BCW's team leaders who coordinates mobile blood drives throughout southeastern Wisconsin.

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Kiefer Sam

Kiefer Sam

Kiefer Sam has come a long way since his liver transplant when he was just 8 months old.

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Kierston Ghaznavi

Kierston Ghaznavi

Kierston experienced the heart-breaking loss of her baby girl.

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Latoyia Webb

Latoyia Webb

Latoyia is determined to live life to the fullest – despite the hurdles of sickle cell disease.

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Laura Miller

Laura Miller

Laura's family decided donating her organs might provide a chance at life for someone else – and it did.

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Mario Higgins

Mario Higgins

Mario is a blood donor with a rare blood type.

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Mary Krohn

Mary Krohn

Mary is alive today thanks to the generosity of a stranger.

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Matt Phillips

Matt Phillips

Every day is a new beginning for me.

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Matt Winker

Matt Winker

"Donors gave me a second chance at life."

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Monique & Martinique

Monique & Martinique

Our mother was a giver and now a part of her will live on.

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Nona Rowen

Nona Rowen

Nona lost the majority of her kidney function more than 10 years ago.

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Norman Buck

Norman Buck

Norman knows giving blood and platelets save lives. That's why he has been a loyal donor for nearly 50 years.

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Pastor Rogers

Pastor Rogers

When doctors diagnosed Pastor Rogers with congestive heart failure they told him he needed a new heart to survive.

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Arthur Nienhuis

Arthur Nienhuis

"You never know who you might help by donating blood. If you can do it, please do."

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Belinda Wiggins

Belinda Wiggins

"I would do anything to help people understand that I'm here because someone was there to help me."

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Porscha Burks

Porscha Burks

"By my early 20s, I felt like my disease had taken over."

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Roehling Twins

Twins Chloe and Kendall Roehling have always battled the odds together.

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Shanice Williams

When she was two years old, Shanice was diagnosed with sickle cell disease.

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Steven Seraphine

Support Steven through the life-saving gift of blood donation.

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Tara Blaesing

Tara suffered complications after giving birth to twins Benjamin and Imogen.

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Wendy Healy

Wendy Healy

Wendy made the decision to donate her son’s tissues and corneas after an accident in 2007.

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Phone: (414) 937-6138 Email
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