At age 19, Antonia Perry suffered a stroke which was caused from improper care during delivery. For 6 years she would receive transfusions every 4 weeks and continued while pregnant with her second child as well as last child. “I have received full blood exchanges with my last three major surgeries to ensure I wouldn’t have a crisis during surgery, and it does work wonders”, says Perry. Perry is grateful that she was able to find a blood candidate who was a perfect match and frequent donor.
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.