Stories

Through your one heroic act many lives are saved.

It may be your neighbor, your loved one or someone you’ll never meet. Here are some stories about those who give and receive.

Jaelen's Story

Jaelen’s Story

Jaelen’s Story Jaelen was critically injured in a car accident. The Cardinal Mooney baseball player required 17 surgeries and needed 29 units of blood. Jaelen...

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Brady

The vital nature of blood donation never became so apparent to the O’Bryan family as it did when their son Brady, 27, an elite triathlete...

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Hannah

Hannah Marsh’s story began in 2008 when she was five years old. She woke up one morning with a severe nosebleed, bruising, and purple spots...

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Bob

Bob

On Valentine’s Day in 2008 Bob, then age 69, was getting out of bed when he collapsed, in tremendous pain. Healthy and without warning, Bob...

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Mason and Madelynn

Michelle received the happiest news of their lives in August 2013. Michelle was pregnant – with twins! Other than the normal risks associated with having...

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Kevin

At age 13, Kevin’s mother died of cancer. He watched his mother go through treatment, which included blood products. At a very early age he...

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Life-long Blood Donors

Fredd and Shelia Atkins are both well-known in Sarasota, their hometown. The Atkins have devoted their lives to their family and community. Both are involved...

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Karissa's Story

Karissa’s Story

In June 2018 Karissa was diagnosed with Triple Positive breast cancer. Her doctors attacked this very aggressive form of cancer...

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Angel

June 9, 2012, started as a day of celebration for a young couple expecting their first child. When Angel and Samantha Burt arrived at the...

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