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Patient Stories

Sharee Greene

Sharee Greene

At only ten years old, complications from Sickle Cell Disease caused Sharee Greene to have a stroke. Her mother rushed her to the hospital where doctors discovered she was in need of a blood transfusion.
Persistent seizures meant frequent hospitalizations for Sharee, and regular blood transfusions were a part of her treatment. “It would be once a month, or every two weeks,” she said.

Now 34, Sharee has achieved her goals of graduating college and becoming a published author. These achievements would not have been possible without all the people who donated blood. “I would not have been able to go to college and be successful in life,” she said. “I want to thank the blood donors for giving the Sickle Cell patients blood and helping us live our lives.”

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