November 22, 2012
When I was 25, I had my first child. I had trouble with my pregnancy and no health care. When I had the baby, I had 3 D&C's in 24 hrs. I received 11 pints of blood. That was 11 people that saved my life. I tried to give blood for 10 yrs. but never weighed enough. Finally when I moved to TN. in 2000, I was able to start donating. I have donated plasma, platelets, and in 2009 I became a member of the one gallon club. It took me a long time to give it all back, and I'm going to keep on giving as long as I can!