I had never had a blood transfusion before, and I needed 2 units of blood to save my life. So I got that blood transfusion the next day on July 6, 2018. Within no time I felt a million times better. I was released from the hospital with my other daughter Emily on July 8, 2018.
Fast forward almost 2 years later to June 6, 2020, I donated blood for the first time in my life at 33 years old. My personal goal is to give back the 2 units I needed to save my life to save somebody else's too. I have never been able to donate prior to this, as my hemoglobin is always too low.
However, it wasn't that day. My hematologist told me I can only donate once a year. So very soon I'd like to donate my 2nd pint to save another life. Please donate and save a life! It is the most gratifying feeling knowing you're making a difference just by donating your blood.