January is National Blood Donor Month, a time to celebrate those who give so that others may live. No one understands that better than Steven Klein. Following a head on collision, he needed to have his blood supply replaced over two times to appreciate the impact of these silent heroes.
Steven Klein’s auto accident occurred in October 2002. After being airlifted to the hospital, Steven woke up six days later in the brain injury ward. He had received 22 units of blood during three surgeries, along with multiple screws and plates in his reconstructed arms. In 2008, Steven reflected on his gratitude for the anonymous blood donors who gave him a second chance and became a regular blood donor. Wanting to do even more to help others, he has begun to organize community blood drives.