In honor of our February Unified Promise to donate blood together as a Chapter, Tara Burns shared her story with us at this month's Meetup.
Tara Burns is a recipient of a blood donation that saved her life. On July 16th due to complications from a high risk pregnancy Tara delivered her son Beckett August Burns 4 months early. Sadly her son had passed before arriving to the hospital and Tara was fighting to stay alive
This is her story........"We were 19 weeks pregnant. Following the delivery I underwent eight hours of lifesaving surgery due to complications. I awoke in the ICU at Rose Medical Center. That day and the days to follow, I received a total of 29 transfusions so graciously donated by others. My life will forever be changed. Thankfully I have the ability to be a mother, wife, daughter, and friend due to blood donations"
Tara and her family sponsor an annual blood drive in Beckett's honor every summer. They are in the process of planning the 2017 blood drive in collaboration with Bonfils Blood Center. A big thank you to Tara for so graciously sharing her story with us and the importance of blood donations.
If you would like to help someone like Tara considering signing up for our February Unified Promise to give blood.
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