Shanice Bowen

“Thanks to blood donors, I can make a difference in people’s lives.”

Shanice Bowen

Told that she would not live a long life, blood transfusions helped Shanice survive.

Shanice was born with sickle cell anemia, a painful and life-threatening blood disease that predominantly afflicts African-American patients. Three times she has needed blood transfusions to ease the excruciating pain and save her life.

“Blood transfusions really helped replenish my energy and it definitely increased my blood circulation throughout my body. Being on the receiving end, you can always tell how much of a difference it makes,” said Shanice.

Proving her doctors wrong, Shanice is going to college and has started a career.

“Thanks to blood donors, I can make a difference in people’s lives,” says Shanice.


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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