Athena S. • Chico, CA

I am thankful to blood donors because...

After I gave birth to my son Matthew I lost a lot of blood during the delivery. At first the doctors thought if I took iron pills things would go back to normal. Two days later when my son was put back in the hospital for jaundice I realized I felt very sick and dizzy. I was advised to go to the E.R. where my blood pressure was through the roof and my heart rate was in the 120's. When I freaked out it was 168. After getting blood work back I needed 3 pints of blood. Now I get to watch my son grow and play thanks to all the blood donors out there.

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