Helping save lives



Downey, CA
August 07, 2013

I've been giving blood since my second semester sophomore year in high school. I was 16 at that time, I am now 18 and a graduate from Warren High that was the first place I donated blood. I was nervous just like everyone else who was giving blood for the first time. Once I gave blood I've been hooked on it. I love helping save lives. I have donated a total of 12 times now, helping to save the lives of 36 people and I continue to keep going. I have a rare blood type that hardly anyone has, I'm A-. I would always give whole blood but I tried ALYX for the first time today Aug 6, 2013, it's not that bad.