Katie’s Birthday Celebration

Katie decided to actually share part of herself with others on her October 28th birthday.  She had her family and friends join her at Lane Blood Center to donate blood.  Katie’s husband Jon overcame his slight jitters to make his very first donation!  Katie and John’s two daughters got to see their parents giving the extraordinary gift of…

Success Stories: Ashley Roberson

Hundreds of people give blood at Lane Blood Center each week, but Ashley Roberson’s first donation had a special significance. In 2007, Ashley learned she was pregnant with twins. She carried the two babies, a boy and a girl, to 38 weeks with no complications. And on Nov. 26, 2007,  6-pound-14-ounce Roman and 6-pound-9-ounce Violet…

Success Stories: Erin Grace

The Grace family is grateful. Erin Grace and her daughter Delilah Jane are happy and healthy today, but this time last year things were much different. On March 15, 2013, Erin suffered a placental abruption 12 weeks before her due date and was forced to deliver her baby girl by emergency C-section. Erin is a labor…

SUCCESS STORIES: Derek Ross

Derek Ross was a fit 24-year-old marathon runner when the diagnosis came. Bruises, bleeding gums and non-healing wounds led him to consult with a doctor in April 2000, who diagnosed acute promyelocytic leukemia, a cancer of the blood and bone marrow. Treatment began immediately and involved more than 20 transfusions of whole blood and platelets….

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: Devin Long

Devin Long is a 17 year-old senior at Lowell High School who recently gave his first blood donation.  Giving blood had a special meaning to him because he was a recipient of two units of blood 4 years ago. While riding his ATV in the woods with his brother and cousin, Devin hit a tree…

Vincent's Story

SUCCESS STORIES: Vincent Derschon

Vincent Derschon: 16 year old success story and sophmore at Springfield High School looks like any other high school student. You’d never know that in 2009 Vincent almost lost his life. While working as a farm hand Vincent slipped trying to fix a 400 pound roller. The large piece of farm equipment rolled over him breaking…

DJ's Story

SUCCESS STORIES: DJ Bray

DJ’s Story from Lane Blood on Vimeo.   Five years ago while playing soccer DJ Bray was seriously injured.  He thought it was nothing at first; he’d been kneed in the thigh. ”It felt like a charley horse and maybe I’d have a bad bruise but nothing worth going to the doctor over” DJ says.  About 12 hours…

Malissa Bare

Success Stories: Malissa Bare

Malissa Bare is fortunate to be here today.  When she was 12 years old she nearly lost her life after a pick-up truck collided with her bicycle head-on at 55 mph on a rural country road.  It took 45 minutes for an ambulance to reach her and another hour to get her to the nearest hospital.  During that time she lost…

Nancy

Success Stories: Nancy Trautman

In January of 2012 Nancy Trautman’s life was turned upside down by a diagnosis of ovarian cancer, her second cancer site in two years; she was diagnosed with breast cancer in March of 2010.  Since her January diagnosis, Nancy has had 3 blood transfusions to aid in her recovery.  Prior to her blood transfusions she has no energy and…