Krista’s Blood Drive

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Hello! My name is Krista and I am a mom to a 1.5 year old son. A few months ago I was rushed to the hospital where the  doctors determined I had an ectopic pregnancy. Unfortunately, the pregnancy was in my Fallopian tube and it had ruptured which caused life threatening blood loss. I needed an emergency surgery and a massive blood transfusion to save my life. I ended up receiving 11 blood transfusions that night. Multiple nurses told me it was a miracle I made it.

The reason I’m sharing this is because when I was in the ICU on Thanksgiving day, I couldn’t help but think of every single one of the anonymous blood donors who saved my life. Each one of them gave me the opportunity to continue to be a mommy to my baby and to go home to my loving husband and family. I was so incredibly lucky that blood was available to me, especially since there is currently a national blood shortage.

To pay it forward, I am hosting a virtual blood drive now through the end of April. My hope is to encourage as many people as I can to help save lives.

As a blood donor, you can save up to three lives every donation. Every two seconds someone in the U.S needs blood. Please pledge that you will sign up to donate blood and make an appointment on a date and at a location most convenient to you.

Thank you from the bottom of my heart! You truly are a hero.

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