SUCCESS STORIES: Ysemia Ochoa

For Ysemia Ochoa and her 17-year-old daughter Marikssa Zambrono of Cottage Grove, donating blood is a family affair. Ysemia received a life-saving blood transfusion at age 16 when she was hospitalized with acute petechiae caused by low blood platelet count. She knew something was wrong when she broke out in a full-body rash and began…

Success Stories: Max Haggerty

Max Haggerty was born with Cystic Fibrosis, a disease that causes serious complications with the lungs. Many who suffer from Cystic Fibrosis have severe breathing problems and often symptoms become so severe a lung transplant is needed. In Max’s case the lung transplant was necessary at 22 years old. But the Cystic Fibrosis also caused…

World Blood Donor Day

“Every two seconds someone in the world needs blood” This Thursday, June 14th marks World Blood Donor Day. Countries worldwide will celebrate WBDD as we work to raise awareness of the dire need for voluntary blood donation. From Korea to South Africa to Eugene, Oregon.  The 7th annual World Blood Donor Day is held on…

Celebrate Nurse Appreciation Week

Nurse Appreciation Week  “You have to go in the mindset that you really want to care for people… when you become a nurse, that has to come with you” – John, RN Between the front desk, the donation chairs, the frosted cookies and even the blog posts, Lane Blood Center would cease to be without…