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Jaime N.

Tampa, Florida

When Jaime turned 16, she was excited to be able to donate blood at her high school blood drive. While getting her pre-donation health screening, she discovered her blood pressure was extremely high.

Jaime and her mom immediately called their family physician. After many tests, she discovered she had a narrowed renal artery that had compromised the growth of one of her kidneys.

Jaime I am OneBlood January 2015

She underwent surgery to get an angioplasty to correct the artery and save her kidney, but there were complications. The artery collapsed during surgery, and she needed emergency surgery to save her kidney. Jaime fully recovered and was able to resume her active lifestyle.

Jaime is extremely grateful for the pre-donation health screening that saved her life.

Where Are They Now

In 2015, Jaime shared her story of her life changing first blood donation in 2006 at age 16.

OneBlood’s pre-donation health screening saved her life when she discovered her blood pressure was extremely high.

After multiple tests, doctors determined she had a narrowed renal artery that required surgery. Ultimately, Jaime had an emergency surgery that saved her kidney.

The teen made a full recovery and has remained in great health since.

Now, she continues to monitor her blood pressure and kidney health, but it hasn’t slowed her down at all.

After a healthy pregnancy, Jaime and her husband welcomed their son in 2018. Her daughter was born in May last year.

Though her children keep her busy, Jaime also works full-time in public accounting and plays an active role in her Tampa community.

She remains incredibly grateful for the pre-donation health screening that helped save her life.

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