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Aaliyah Milledge

Aaliyah Milledge

When a mysterious illness brought her to the brink of death, Aaliyah Milledge was given the gift of life.

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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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Da'Quan Nichols-Cox

Da'Quan Nichols-Cox

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.

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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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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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Havalah Kolb

Havalah Kolb

Making an impact on patients like Havalah.

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Hudson Harloff

Hudson Harloff

Hudson Harloff isn't able to produce red blood cells, so every couple of weeks he needs a transfusion. Read more about his story.

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Isaac Walker

Isaac Walker

Blood and bone marrow transplant recipient Isaac Walker is alive today because of the generosity of donors in our community.

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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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Melissa Fortino

Melissa Fortino

Through blood donation, Melissa hopes to save lives and inspire more young people to give the gift of life.

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Mitch Arnold

Mitch Arnold

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.

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Molly Blackwood

Molly Blackwood

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.

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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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Keeanna Meadows

Keeanna Meadows

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

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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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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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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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Porscha Burks

Porscha Burks

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

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Richard Lewis

Richard Lewis

Richard Lewis has received the gift of life not once, but twice. “It’s a blessing. I hope to continue to give my donor’s life purpose,” says Richard. “I think that everybody should be an organ donor. You can definitely make a difference in somebody’s life.”

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Roehling Twins

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

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Shanice Bowen

Shanice Bowen

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.

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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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Tia Wilson, Sickle Cell Disease Warrior

Tia Wilson

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.

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Zach Fechter received treatment from the Comprehensive Center for Bleeding Disorders for his diagnosis of Hemophilia A.

Zach Fechter

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).

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