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Hudson Harloff

Hudson Harloff

Michigan, Recipient

Hudson Harloff’s body isn’t able to produce red blood cells, so every couple of weeks the toddler needs a blood transfusion to stay alive. He also has a rare blood type, AB+, which is shared by only 3 percent of Americans. However, people with AB+ blood have a special gift – they are universal recipients, meaning they can safely receive any blood type from any donor. Hudson’s family is thankful to donors of all blood types in our community that help support him and other patients in need.

“Before he was born, I didn’t think about blood donation. I don’t think most people do,” said mom Lisa Harloff, “Now, I hope putting a face to it would help. Seeing Hudson shows the type of difference they’re making.”

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Jesse Pagel presenting a check to Versiti Blood Center of Wisconsin to support Organ Donation

Jesse Pagels

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.

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Judge Mosely and Judge Eiring at Cream City 5K in 2019

Judges Derek Mosley and JoAnn Eiring

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.

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Gia Danninger

Gia Danninger

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.

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