He received several transfusions and eventually depended on an ECMO machine before finally losing the fight. It is not a happy nor a triumphant story, but I like to think that he never fought alone. Many people contributed to his resilience to live. Donors were there for him in his toughest moments, and that's what I hope to achieve by donating regularly. Donation is a vessel for my help to others so that they might win their own battles through transfusion.