Avril’s Story

“I had platelets three years and then one year ago after developing HELPP syndrome with my first and second child. Scary, scary experience. I was so lucky there was a match and was able to get the transfusion after having both my children.

My son and daughter and I are lucky to be here today! We had never heard tell of platelets until I was in real need of them to help save my life. I had to get four bags of blood and three bags of platelets in May 2016 and then in September 2018 I needed to get two bags of blood and two bags of platelets.

Now my husband gives platelets every month.

We as a family are so thankful for someone taking the time when I was in need of them.”