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I began donating whole blood when I was a high school student in the late 1970's. I lost my father to cancer at the age of three. I didn't know that it was cancer until I was much older, but that has always been my motivation for giving. I have always felt a strong desire to give of myself for others, especially when I have been blessed with such good health. I am always urging others to give blood if they are able. Two of my three children are now blood donors as well! My youngest being 16-years-old, was just able to give for the first time last fall at his high school with the new lower age limit. I am going to encourage him to give again this month at their spring blood drive. I am also on the National Bone Marrow registry and pray that some day I will be able to save another life through a gift of marrow as well! Some people think lifetime donors like me may be a little crazy, but it is so comforting to know that a little of my time can give someone a LOT of time.....their LIFE!
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Cooperative Sickle Cell Donor Program
Get involved with this life changing program. Click here to sponsor or donate at a Blue Tag blood drive near you.
Become a lifesaving partner with the American Red Cross and The Pantagraph on Dec. 13.
Roll up a sleeve for patients in need this winter by giving blood at the ninth annual Quincy 12 Hours of Giving Winter Blood Drive.
Give something that means something at the 10th annual Peoria 12 Hours of Giving Blood Drive on Dec. 23.
Give the perfect gift this holiday season by donating blood on Dec. 27 in Bloomington.
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