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Why I give blood.

I donate blood because I needed a transfusion but more importantly my son & mother needed blood to save their lives. My son had his tonsils out & 10 days later started coughing up blood. He is autistic & couldn't tell anyone what was wrong. My mother had an ulcer that caused her to lose a lot of blood. While at GNGH they drained the blood bank in the area & were sending out to other areas for more. She went to Toronto & was fixed. Without blood donors my kids wouldn't have a mother, my youngest wouldn't be alive (he wasn't born yet), my middle son & my mother would have died too. Then I found out my late grandfather was a 100+ donor. I am proud to continue in his name. I donate so someone else's child or mother can be ok and a mom can go home to her kids.