For a very long time, I suffered from extremely bad menstrual cycles. So much so that it caused me to be low iron anemic.
I suffered monthly and had to take daily iron pills in order to have my body operate at a safe level.
The time finally came for a hysterectomy, however my blood was too low. I was in need of a blood transfusion.
Due to the generosity of donors, I was able to receive two units that gave me enough blood to endure the surgery.