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Martha Sullivan

Martha Sullivan

Indiana, Recipient, Research, Research & Science

What she thought was a common cold turned out to be life-threatening for Martha Sullivan. A late night trip to the ER led to doctors discovering that she had leukemia.

The next day, Martha began chemotherapy. She received multiple blood and platelet transfusions to help prepare her body for a bone marrow transplant. Just four months after her diagnosis, Martha’s match was found and she underwent the transplant that helped save her life.

“Because of blood and bone marrow donors, I am a leukemia survivor,” says Martha. “Every day is a new beginning, so love life!”

Other Impact Stories

Misty Welch, and her family holding a picture of baby Dalton.

Misty Welch

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.

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Trey Hohenstreiter

Trey Hohenstreiter

Trey was just 4 years old when he received the life-changing news – he had cancer. Read his story.

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Mariah Roberts

Mariah Roberts

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.

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