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Donor Stories

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!
—Kim Pierce
 

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What's Happening

Donors can now complete a portion of their health history online with RapidPass!
Cedar Fair is giving donors a special discounted ticket offer and a chance to win four tickets to the Cedar Fair theme park of their choice!
 

News

May 2, 2016
  ELLSWORTH, Ill (May 2, 2016) — Jay Boward’s family and friends are hosting a blood drive and encourage anyone who is eligible to donate to do so in his honor. The drive will take place Sunday, May 15 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Ellsworth Fire Department.
April 28, 2016
  EL PASO, IL (April 28, 2016) — Amy DeLay is hosting a blood drive in memory of her late husband, Rick, to raise awareness of the rare condition that took his life. The event will be held Tuesday, May 10 at the El Paso United Methodist Church from 12:30 to 5:30 p.m.
 

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