I am a 20 year old mother. The first time I donated blood was in high school. I wanted to donate get out of class the first time, but I learned that my blood type was severely needed and decided to keep on donating. After my son was born, he was diagnosed with sepsis and I was told I was going to need a blood transfusion. This is when I realized how important donating blood truly is.
"I have been donating blood regularly since high school. At that point, for me, a "regular" donation was maybe 2 or 3 times a year when I thought about it. I just…"