I used to be a blood donor at OneBlood until I became a recipient. I donated blood for the first time in 2020 with OneBlood because I always had the strong desire to give blood, and I never understood why. I ended up donating whenever possible and ended up doing so a total of three times until I no longer could.
In June of 2021, I was diagnosed with acute promyelocytic leukemia. I ended receiving over 70 types of blood product transfusions, including platelets, red blood cells and plasma.