I wanted to share this story with you. The person that sent us this was a 31-year-old female, that had just given birth, when she experienced some complications. At least one of the blood products that she used came from the Clarksville Boots & Badges Blood Drive. Patients can send a “Thank the Donor” message back to us with the unit number of the blood bag. This allows us to track the donation process and spread the word to donors and donor groups. Thank you for everything.
Message: Thank you for giving the blood donation that was used to care for me when I lost too much blood delivering my son. As both a physician and someone who has O negative blood type, I have donated blood multiple times in the past knowing how needed our particular blood type is, never expecting that I would one day need a blood transfusion myself. Because of your selflessness and generosity, I was able to recover quickly and start this new journey of motherhood. I don't remember much of the first day of my son's life due to my severe blood loss, but now I will be able to be there for all the days ahead. There are no words that can fully express my gratitude for your donation, just know that somewhere out there is a new mom and baby who cherish the stranger whose kindness will never be forgotten.