During Red Cross Month this March, the American Red Cross celebrates individuals who make our mission possible, including generous blood and platelet donors who help ensure hospital patients can receive the medical care they need. Every two seconds someone with cancer, chronic disease or traumatic injuries needs blood. Blood products cannot be manufactured and can only come from generous donors like Trinese Clark.
Trinese Clark donates her blood to the Red Cross because a few years ago her mother needed multiple transfusions in her battle with uterine cancer. “I was so grateful that people had donated so that she had the opportunity to receive the care that she needed," Trinese told us while donating at a recent Seattle blood drive.
When she finished the donation process, Trinese says she was surprised at how smoothly and quickly it went. Describing it as a positive experience, she added, with a bit of a laugh, that it was “a lot less painful than I thought it was going to be.”
“It was a very smooth, easy experience," she reiterated.
The American Cancer society estimates that more than 66000 cases of uterine cancer will be diagnosed in 2023. Your blood donation may help save the lives of some of those patients. Sign up to donate blood today by clicking here.