We are 5 days away from #Bleedthegongdry Vampire Cup 2017 WUMSS. This is a real story of a medical student who needs blood donation every week to remind us how our donations really #save3lives.
Join our event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1582081135144527/ #linkinbio #VC17: “I am a medical student but I am also a lifelong blood recipient. Every week it takes about two hours to self-infuse my blood product, which is made from the plasma of over 1000 Australian blood donors.
Very few people in medicine know that I depend on blood each week but it doesn’t matter who I am. What matters is that when you donate blood, you never know who you may help or whose life you may change.
Several months ago I received incredible news. After five long years of aggressive treatment, I have avoided permanent lung damage. This seemed impossible after years of deterioration and hospitalisations while waiting to qualify for immunoglobulin treatment, as blood is such a limited resource in Australia.
Without this blood product, my future was bleak. I was 20 and facing a life of progressive deterioration, the prospect of needing a transplant and a shortened life expectancy. My untreated immune deficiency was threatening my dream career in medicine. Blood has given me back my future and I’m so thankful for it.
Please consider donating, we really need it and I hope all blood donors know how much your donation means. I am so grateful. It really is life changing.”
Vampire Cup begins in ONE WEEK and is running until the 17th September! Book your appointment today at www.donateblood.com.au or ask your VC rep for a group booking slot.
Fill in a #Red25 form at the donor centre (or mobile blood van) and under organisation name put in #WUMSS to make your donation count!
For more information visit http://amsa.co/vampirecup2017 OR email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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