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Sunday, February 9, 2014

Woman Who Had Autoimmune Disorder Encourages Blood Donation

A woman who had a rare autoimmune disorder requiring 32 units of blood after having a liver transplant where her spleen was also removed.

While Kristin Wheaten supported blood and organ donation before, she is a vocal supporter now.

She tells CHSJ News a third of the population is undecided when it comes to donating blood, so she encourages people to really think about it and if they do decide they want to give plasma, to let their families know about their decision.

Wheaton, who works at the Loch Lommond Villa foundation, tells us she chooses to believe that 32 different people took an hour of their day to donate and help save her life and she couldn't be more grateful. To book an appointment to give blood, call 1-888-2-Donate.