When I was in my first semester of college, I began to have extremely painful abdominal pain. After several hours of not understanding the source of the pain, my pre-med friends picked me up and rushed me to the hospital. I had passed out while the doctors were at work figuring out that I had an ectopic pregnancy. I had lost a lot of blood, so the doctors began a blood infusion to keep me alive. I was so thankful for the gift of blood and have donated blood ever since.