Blood Donor Blood Donor
Hori's giving back
Auckland
NZ Blood WBD 2011 330
In early 2015 my mum was diagnosed with leukemia, no-one in our immediate family had even had any form of cancer so it was a huge shock to us. 2015 was tough with my siblings living in the far north and me down in the Waikato. Dad was able to take the full year off to stay in hospital to care for her.

We travelled to see her and dad as often as we could and got to spend a lot of time together as a family. As treatment went on and mum's health deteriorated we weren't able to spend much time out of the hospital.

Sometimes when mum was tired the nurses would give her blood transfusions or plasma. After these treatments mum would get a burst of energy and sometimes we would be able to get her out of the hospital. We were be able to spend time with her that we would never have had if it weren't for the generosity of blood donors.

These memories are some that I hold close and replay them in my mind almost every day.

Not long after mum passed away my family and I started donating blood and most recently plasma. I began donating in hope to give someone and opportunity to create lasting memories with a loved one.
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