Actor James Van Der Beek and his wife, Kimberly, know firsthand how important blood donations are. Kimberly required lifesaving blood transfusions following the tragic experience of back-to-back pregnancy losses at 17 weeks. In both instances, she was in and out of consciousness, rushed to the hospital by ambulance and needed blood immediately.
This May, they are joining with the Red Cross and Suburban Propane to encourage all who are healthy and well to make this a summer full of life by scheduling an appointment to give blood, platelets or plasma. “We’re looking forward to a summer full of fun and connection with family,” shared James. “And that’s made possible by somebody’s blood donation.”