“You feel good at night when you go to bed that you can say you made someone’s life a little bit better.” - Vicki Johns
Vicki Johns on why she volunteers as a Disaster Action Team member and also donates blood
“I have never felt so blessed. That emotional support was probably the most important thing.”
- Patricia Marshall
Patricia on the support she received from Red Cross following a home fire
“I never blood donation could change your life in a split second, but ultimately it did, and it saved me.” - Shandra Sterner
Shandra Sterner on needing 88 units of blood after giving birth
"Every pint that I put in is for my brother and his men and everybody else's loved ones whose lives are saved." - Diana Rowe
Diane Rowe on why she organizes blood drives to honor her brother who died while serving in Iraq
“I get to see firsthand what happens to patients who need blood products. I urge you to come out and give the gift of life.” - Sada Nguyen
Sada Nguyen on the impact of blood donation on her son Ethan, who is battling leukemia
“I feel somewhat selfish when I volunteer because I get so much out of it. I feel like I have a whole heart, and I’ve gained so much.”
- Cora Lee Findley
Cora Lee Findley on why she serves as a Disaster Action Team volunteer
More Stories from Volunteers
"I remember looking up at the bags pushing life back into his veins and wishing I could thank the person who donated blood to save my son's life."
Whose son Ellis needed lifesaving blood
"I could have very easily died if I had not been given a transfusion. It was a lifesaving moment for me."
Who needed blood transfusions during a difficult pregnancy
"Mom's been getting some text messages saying there's a critical need for blood, and I thought it would be a good idea to do something to help."
Twin Falls 12-year-old who organized a Red Cross blood drive