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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!
—Kim Pierce

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September 28, 2015
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Sept. 28, 2015 ) — The American Red Cross is partnering with University of Louisville’s Pan-African Studies department for a special blood drive, encouraging diverse donors who may be a good match for patients with sickle cell disease to give. The drive coincides with...
September 17, 2015
Louisville, Ky. (Sept. 17, 2015) — St. Lawrence Catholic Church in Louisville is hosting a blood drive on Sunday, Sept. 20 in memory of Laura Comstock. Laura spent her career as a registered nurse at Kosair Children’s Hospital in the neonatal intensive care unit, taking care of...

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