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.
Shanice was born with sickle cell anemia, a painful and life-threatening blood disease that predominantly afflicts African-American patients. Three times she has needed blood transfusions to ease the excruciating pain and save her life.
“Blood transfusions really helped replenish my energy and it definitely increased my blood circulation throughout my body. Being on the receiving end, you can always tell how much of a difference it makes,” said Shanice.
Proving her doctors wrong, Shanice is going to college and has started a career with Versiti’s donor services team, giving back the gift of life to others in need.
“Thanks to blood donors, I can make a difference in people’s lives,” says Shanice.