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Anne Creason had experienced pain for many years and assumed it was acid reflux. One day, the pain became so unbearable and her physician referred her to the emergency room to remove her gallbladder. Having been told that the procedure was routine, Anne was hopeful the end-result would give her relief from the constant aching and burning. However, Anne woke up in the Intensive Care Unit in critical condition. During the operation, her right hepatic artery had been severed as the surgeon separated her gallbladder from her liver. After several days of treatment and observation, she was sent home to recover.   Anne returned home excited to reunite with her 15-month-old baby. However, five days into the recovery she experienced a sudden onset of severe pain. Anne recounts, “on a scale of one to ten, I was an 11.” She quickly dialed 911. When first responders arrived, Anne said, “I have a baby, you can’t let me die.” An ultrasound in the hospital emergency room revealed she suffered massive internal bleeding. Her hepatic artery had burst and she was hemorrhaging; Anne had lost more than half her blood volume. Anne was transfused with more than four units of blood to replace what she had lost. After more complications and months of healing, she decided it was time to pay it forward. Anne decided to co-chair blood drives at her work, Bonneville Power Administration.   “Watching that blood go into me from people who took the time and had the humanity to help, proves there is good in this world” said Anne.   Anne is able to raise her daughter and is thankful for the donors who helped make this possible. “Giving the gift of life is the ultimate gift, there’s nothing greater than that.”  
—Anne Creason
 

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April 7, 2014
The American Red Cross is a volunteer-based organization committed to helping people in need, in our communities and across the nation. Blood drive sponsors help recruit volunteer blood donors to ensure that blood is available whenever and where ever it's needed. Please join us in welcoming...
April 7, 2014
Blood drive sponsors help ensure that an adequate blood supply is available in our community. Congratulations to these American Red Cross blood drive sponsors who met or exceeded their blood collection goals. Your efforts help ensure a safe and stable blood supply for patients in need. Select the...
 

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