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The Donor

News and information for blood donors

With almost 5,000 donations needed every day, there’s never a shortage of remarkable stories emerging from the world of giving blood – be they from the research lab, the hospital bed, or the donor chair.

The Donor brings those stories to the fore: stories that may inspire you or make you laugh or cry, but should, more than anything, help you to feel proud of the amazing, compassionate, and generous thing you’re doing every time you donate.

Humans of Blood Donation

Humans of Blood Donation - Mary Wilson MatthewsWe receive so many wonderful and heart-warming stories from blood donors that we decided to turn them into a regular feature Humans of Blood Donation.

Our latest contributor is Mary Wilson Matthews, whose journey has taken her from one side of blood donation to the other.

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