In Honor of Courtney Kelley

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On May 14, 2019, Courtney had major complications during childbirth and underwent multiple surgeries to repair her abdomen and get her body’s blood to a stable level. The next evening, she was life-lined to University of Maryland Medical Center (UMMC) after she had exhausted the tri-state area’s blood supply at Meritus – they said they had replaced her entire blood supply 5 times within 24 hours and couldn’t stop her bleeding.

Courtney is very fortunate to be alive; she underwent 8 major surgeries in 7 days, including open heart surgery to repair a valve leading to her SVC. Courtney’s story is a testament to the power of giving blood. Please consider donating blood whenever possible – there’s no doubt blood bank supplies saved Courtney’s life. Let’s redeem her story by helping others.


Posted on: June 8, 2019

Amazing!! On Friday, June 14 there are 81 people scheduled to donate blood at Smithsburg Middle. As of this morning, 90 others have pledged to also donate at other locations.

Thank you for your support 💖

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