Friday, April 2, 2010

A Woman Finds a Common Bond Through Blood

I read this touching article earlier today about a woman who battled a rare strain of leukemia. She underwent 93 blood transfusions, from 17 people. In Jan., 11 donors jumped at the chance to meet the woman they helped save.

"Ray’s story puts a real face on the typically anonymous process of donating blood, and underlines how vital it is in medicine. Ray, 56, was diagnosed in 2008 with acute biphenotypic leukemia, an uncommon and often deadly blood disorder that accounts for just 5 percent of all leukemia cases."

Her life was saved by a handful of people who decided to donate one day.

How many lives have you saved? You can save three today by donating a pint.

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