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Katie Garvin

“There is no doubt that she would not be here today without the generosity of blood donors.”

Katie Garvin

When Brittany Garvin’s daughter Katie was born, she experienced a serious, rare and life-threatening diagnosis of fetomaternal hemorrhage, during which she lost 80% of her blood in utero. Katie received three blood and platelet transfusions, saving her life.

“There is no doubt that she would not be here today with us without the generosity of blood donors,” Brittany says. “Today, my husband and I donate when we can in the hopes of giving other families precious life, or just more time with those who need it.”

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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