5 years ago, after an uncomplicated pregnancy and delivery of our 2nd daughter, I developed a postpartum hemorrhage that was further complicated by disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC). Over the course of about 6 hours, I lost 4 liters of blood and would need 15 units of blood products to survive.
Donated blood literally saved my life and kept our family together!
To honor the gift given to me by 15 strangers, I’m hoping and praying to invite 75 people to give blood with me during the month of June, the 5th anniversary of my life saving blood transfusion.
5 years * 15 units of blood that saved me = 75 people
Help me reach my goal and ensure that patients receive the life saving blood they need. Make and keep an appointment to give blood to the American Red Cross or a nearby blood donation center!
Hi everyone – we HIT the goal of 75 pledges – and we’re still going, we hit 78 last night!! (This includes blood donation + financial pledges)
I am so, so grateful for each of you. 78 pledges means up to 234 lives saved and that number just blows my mind.
Let me know if you are having trouble scheduling an appointment, I would be happy to help find a spot near you that’s convenient. Remember, it doesn’t have to be with ARC! I’m going to a local spot here in Austin called We Are Blood.
Lastly, don’t forget to send me a photo of your donation, I’d love to thank you publicly on Instagram! You can share your photo by tagging me or emailing me ([email protected]) Candidly the last 7 days were so fast paced with work and family stuff that I haven’t posted the content I had planned yet so if I missed yours, please let me know. 🙂
We are at 67 pledges, thank you SO MUCH!! This means that this group has collectively helped save about 200 lives. ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️ We are so close to the 75 person goal and this could not have happened with any of you!
Don’t forget to snap a picture of your donation and share it with me, I’d love to thank you publicly on Insta! If you’d prefer I not share a photo, that’s completely ok too!
Last thing – Just 8 more pledges to go to hit 75. If you have a friend who you think might be interested, could you share this blood drive with them and invite them to be a part?
Thank you so much!
We are over halfway to the goal of 75 people pledging to donate!! I am so grateful and honored you would be a part of this. There is someone who is going to be deeply grateful for your gift of blood and wish they could find you, hug you, and thank you. I know from experience. 🙂 So let me say it on their behalf – thank you so, so much.
If you are comfortable with me giving you a shout out on social media, shoot me a picture from your donation – either tag me on Instagram (@aliciariesz) or email me your photo at [email protected].