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Shanice Williams

Shanice Williams

Treatment, Wisconsin

When she was two years old, Shanice was diagnosed with sickle cell disease, a painful disorder which caused her to miss out on the experiences most kids take for granted.

“I pretty much lived in the hospital during my entire childhood,” says Shanice.

As a young adult, Shanice became a patient of BCW Medical Director Dr. Josh Field and began receiving blood transfusions every four to six weeks.  These treatments eased her pain, allowed her to graduate high school and work part-time as she goes to nursing school.

“Now, I know how to better control my disease,” says Shanice.  “Thanks to these treatments, I can live a normal life.”

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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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