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Cancer has hit my family’s women pretty hard, and I know first-hand just how important blood donations are.      I started donating blood and platelets to help people undergoing cancer treatment. Several of the women in my family were diagnosed with various types of cancer.  Platelet and blood transfusions were a vital part of their treatment.   Last year, I attended a cancer benefit with my sister, a 14-year breast cancer survivor. We were sitting at a table, and the woman next to me commented that she had received a platelet transfusion earlier in the week. Then I told this lady that I had given platelets the weekend before. It turned out that me and my table-mate shared the same blood type!  While I don’t know for certain, I think it’s possible that this lady received my platelets. It gave me chills just thinking about it. She was very thankful and it gave me a really good feeling, and made it more personal for me seeing someone that I may have helped personally.   Sadly, my mother passed away recently, after a battle with cancer herself.  I know what my Mom went through.  Donating blood and platelets is my little way of contributing and helping others out. That’s why I do it.
—Lori
 

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February 23, 2017
The community is invited to give blood in memory of Drew Dulebohn and Jakob Sexton at a special blood drive held in their honor on Wednesday, March 8, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Elida High School.  
February 22, 2017
To mark March as National Red Cross Month, Indiana lawmakers are joining the American Red Cross and inviting the community to give blood at the Indiana Statehouse on Wednesday, March 8 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. with a goal of collecting 86 blood donations.   This event is a friendly competition...
 

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