Infirmary Patient’s Wife Says Blood Donation Saved Husband’s Life

An Infirmary patient’s wife has shared a powerful testimony on the importance of blood donation.

“My husband had massive heart attack at the age of 46, which was clearly an experience we never prepared to happen. He was in a medically induced coma for over a week, and on several devices that pumped his heart for him while he recovered. These devices were vital, but also required a lot of blood transfusions to replace what he would lose. The blood he received saved his life, and allowed him to continue his journey toward recovery. Thank you for your donation, and I will be sure to pay it forward and donate as well. You are a true behind the scenes hero!!”

Her beautiful message of gratitude is a reminder of the life-saving gift of blood donation.

Every two seconds, someone in the U.S. needs blood. Only 10% of eligible individuals
actually donate. More than 1,200 donations are needed every day for local hospitals.

Donors must be at least 16 years old to give. Donors 16 and 17 years old must weigh at least 125lbs. Donors 18+ must weigh at least 110lbs. People with conditions like diabetes, high blood pressure and high cholesterol can donate if their condition is well managed.

If you can, please consider donating blood during our next blood drive with Our Blood Institute.