Just one more pint donation and I would be a 3 gallon donor. That didn’t happen because the next month at age 41, I was diagnosed with invasive stage 2 breast cancer. I underwent a lumpectomy followed by chemotherapy and radiation and 5 years of Tamoxifen therapy. I thought having had cancer, I could never be a blood donor again. But I have since found out otherwise.
Last year we moved to The Villages in Florida. I accompanied my husband and friends to a blood drive.