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Overcoming fear for a good cause.

  

Sarah Smith

Parkville, MD
November 02, 2013
I am NOT A FAN of needles! But, when I was 18, my older brother convinced me to give blood. The walls of the bloodmobile were covered with pictures and stories of children whose lives had been helped by blood donations. It still makes me anxious, but it helps people, so I try to give as often as possible. I've given plasma several times, and 34pints of blood in the past 14 years.