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Matt Phillips

Matt Phillips

Organ & Tissue, Wisconsin

Matt received a life-saving heart transplant in 2009.  “Without this gift of love and life, I would not have seen my son graduate from high school or enjoy precious moments with my grandchildren. Every day is a new beginning for me and I am very thankful for all of my blessings,” says Matt.

Investigators at BloodCenter’s Blood Research Institute continue to seek causes and treatments for heart disease and stroke.

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Katie Jorgensen, cancer survivor

Katie Jorgensen

“Without blood donors, I wouldn’t be here today. I am so lucky for the blood I received,” said Katie.

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Taylor Babec, cancer survivor

Taylor Babec

“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.”

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Emily Alanis and her son Elliot

Emily Alanis

Emily Alanis, and her son, Elliot, were saved thanks to the generosity of blood and platelet donors.

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