Community Stories

Nicole

August 14, 2020
Your heart, an essential organ in your body, works hard to keep you alive. But what happens when it stops working? As Nicole Brown describes, life turns upside down and the hope for a heart transplant sets in quickly. Nicole’s [read more...]

Brad

May 1, 2020
It was the fall of 2006, and Brad was trying his best to enjoy his freshman year at UW-Oshkosh. For all his effort, though, he had a problem. Brad was trying to stay active, and although he played multiple sports [read more...]

Hollie and Dawn

April 1, 2020
What leads a person to donate blood? More specifically, what leads a lapsed donor to find a blood drive or make an appointment after several years away? In the case of Dawn of Appleton, the decision was simple.

Kelvin

March 17, 2020
After battling intense stomach pains, trips to various hospitals and several doctors, Kelvin Martin finally received a diagnosis from the doctors at Swedish American Hospital. At 25-years-old, Kelvin had congestive heart failure. “How is this possible?” Kelvin remembers asking himself. [read more...]

Grace

March 1, 2020
Grace is a CBC scholarship recipient and Gallon Grad scholar. Her inspiration for blood donation came when she saw students donating blood at her high school and thought it would be a fulfilling way to help the community.

Sam

February 29, 2020
Sam is a CBC scholarship recipient and Gallon Grad scholar. His inspiration for blood donation came shortly after his grandfather was in a severe car accident and required many surgeries with donated blood.

Warren

May 1, 2019
Warren saw the need for blood first-hand at a young age and has been dedicated to giving back ever since. Warren’s passion extends through his family, who are all blood donors, too. Watch Warren’s video to hear the story of [read more...]