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Adelaide Yost is living a normal, healthy life. Adelaide has von Willebrand disease.
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.
On Nov. 21, 2015, 14-year-old Da’Quan Nichols-Cox lost his life from injuries sustained in a car accident. Through the gift of organ donation he gave 5 kids a second chance at life.
After her aneurysm Dawn needed 90 units of blood to survive. Watch her incredible story.
Giving hope to patients suffering from cardiovascular disease, the leading cause of death in the U.S.
Sickle cell disease research for new and better treatments and to ease suffering.
Born with sickle cell disease, Elodie has stayed strong and active thanks to the generosity of blood donors.
Emily Alanis, and her son, Elliot, were saved thanks to the generosity of blood and platelet donors.
Gia Danninger is a fighter. When she was 5 years old, she was diagnosed with aplastic anemia, a rare disease that occurs when the body stops producing enough new blood cells.
Harlow Millies from Hartland, Wis., was diagnosed with high-risk acute lymphoblastic leukemia in 2017. All of a sudden, a happy and healthy child began fighting for her life.
Hudson Harloff isn't able to produce red blood cells, so every couple of weeks he needs a transfusion. Read more about his story.
Blood and bone marrow transplant recipient Isaac Walker is alive today because of the generosity of donors in our community.
Jack received a remarkable 300 blood transfusions – and a life-saving bone marrow transplant – to help him beat leukemia.
“No matter how healthy you are, you never know when you or someone you love will need blood,” said Jackie. “I hope my story inspires others to give this special gift.”
Meet one of our rare blood donors who is saving lives and setting a national milestone.
Jesse was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia in 2003. Unfortunately, the treatment damaged his lungs. In 2013, a match was found and Jesse underwent a life-saving double lung transplant.
In 2014, Derek was diagnosed with end-stage renal disease. Already his colleague and close friend, JoAnn got tested to see if she could donate her kidney and save Derek’s life.
“Without blood donors, I wouldn’t be here today. I am so lucky for the blood I received,” said Katie.
Lily and Bailey Dove share a special bond: they are identical twins. They are also connected by the disease they are battling.
Nine-year old Linkin Eger is no stranger to the up-hill battle with cancer, but blood donors have provided precious gifts to help Linkin thrive.
Mariah is one of nearly 100,000 Americans who suffer from this life-threatening disease. Thanks to blood donors, she has a bright future ahead.
Martha thought she just had the common cold, after a late-night trip to the ER she found out it was much more series, leukemia. Read her full story.
Through blood donation, Melissa hopes to save lives and inspire more young people to give the gift of life.
Versiti Blood Center of Indiana’s Misty Welch had always wanted a son and when she was expecting a baby boy, it was a dream come true. However, their dream quickly turned into a nightmare. Read her story.
When he was 10 years old, Mitch was diagnosed with a rare form of leukemia. In 2017, Mitch relapsed and received a bone marrow transplant that helped save his life.
In 2018, Molly underwent a tissue transplant to fuse her spine and allow new bone to grow. Thanks to the transplant, Molly is completely healed and back to living a fulfilling life.
Jake Pansier would have lost his life had it not been for 300 blood donations made by volunteer donors.
Keeanna is one of BCW's team leaders who coordinates mobile blood drives throughout southeastern Wisconsin.
Latoyia is determined to live life to the fullest – despite the hurdles of sickle cell disease.
Laura's family decided donating her organs might provide a chance at life for someone else – and it did.
Mario is a blood donor with a rare blood type.
Every day is a new beginning for me.
"Donors gave me a second chance at life."
"You never know who you might help by donating blood. If you can do it, please do."
"By my early 20s, I felt like my disease had taken over."
Richard Lewis has received the gift of life not once, but twice. “I think that everybody should be an organ donor. You can definitely make a difference in somebody’s life.”
Twins Chloe and Kendall Roehling have always battled the odds together.
Told that she would not live a long life, blood transfusions helped Shanice survive and give back as a valued Versiti team member in Michigan.
When she was two years old, Shanice was diagnosed with sickle cell disease.
Support Steven through the life-saving gift of blood donation.
Tara suffered complications after giving birth to twins Benjamin and Imogen.
“It is very important for eligible donors to donate,” says Taylor. “Every time you donate, you are potentially saving a life, a life like mine.”
Tia Wilson and her family have been deeply affected by sickle cell disease. Tia’s health has improved and her positive spirit and the generosity of blood donors are keeping her strong.
Trey was just 4 years old when he received the life-changing news – he had cancer. Read his story.
Zach Fechter was diagnosed with severe Hemophilia A, an incurable blood clotting disorder. Following the diagnosis, Zach began receiving treatment through our Comprehensive Center for Bleeding Disorders (CCBD).