In order to promote awareness of the upcoming 17th Annual Okeechobee Blood Roundup to be held at the Freshman Campus Auditorium on Nov. 19 and 20. We share stories of local Okeechobee folks who have received donations of blood and the difference it made in their lives.
Christina Honeycutt, at Okeechobee Cell Phone Repair, does not remember receiving the transfusion of donated blood that saved her life – she was only seven days old. When Christina was born in 1978, her intestines were twisted creating a blockage that caused her to become very ill. Surgery to remove the blockage and her appendix required Christina to receive the blood transfusion to replace that which she lost during the operation.
“I would not be alive today without that blood,” says Christina. She appreciates the donor from long ago and encourages anyone who can donate to do so because every unit of donated blood can be the one that saves a life.
Please thank Christina for sharing her story by donating the gift of life – your blood – at the 17th Annual Okeechobee Blood Roundup on Nov. 19 and 20, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Okeechobee Freshman Campus Auditorium. All blood donors will receive a commemorative Roundup t-shirt and the first 100 donors will receive a goody bag donated by The Law Firm of Hoskins, Turco, Lloyd & Lloyd.