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Kashiun Pierce

“Without them, I wouldn’t be here.”

Kashiun Pierce

Kashiun and her husband were eagerly anticipating the arrival of their third child when things took a concerning turn. “We were excited and hopeful; I’d had two other deliveries, and everything went smoothly and safely,” she says. “But upon the laboring process, things started getting complicated.”

Kashiun went in for an emergency C-section and started losing a lot of blood. “My husband told me that I was dying and that I had to have blood to save me,” she says. Over the next week, Kashiun had an additional surgery and received three units of blood to keep her strong. “I am forever grateful for blood donors,” she says. “Without them, I wouldn’t be here.”

People need people, make a difference in someone’s life by donating blood.

We must rely on each other for the gift of blood, and patients in your community rely on the generosity of Versiti’s blood donors to help. Please consider scheduling an appointment to donate. If this is your first time, donating blood is quick, easy and relatively painless. And, it is a great way to give back and help patients in your community.


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