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Eleanor's Story

When she was just 15 years old, Eleanor Hahn experienced sudden, inexplicable pain in her upper left arm and received startling news that would turn her familyís life upside down: Eleanor had bone cancer. During the next eight months, Eleanor underwent an eight-hour surgery on her arm, followed by chemotherapy treatments and blood transfusions to keep her strong. As a result, Eleanorís mom, Lisa, became an ardent advocate of the importance of blood donation. Today Eleanorís mom donates platelets, holds blood drives at her church for other patients like Eleanor and, as a member of Community Blood Servicesí Board of Trustees, spreads the word about how being a blood donor can make a difference in someoneís life. And Eleanor has been cancer free for five years and is beginning her senior year in college!

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Please call 201-705-1617 or click here to email us your personal story* about how a lifesaving blood, platelet or plasma donation helped save your life or the life of someone you love! Or, if you are a volunteer donor, please tell us why you donate and how it makes you feel. We'd love to hear from you so we can share your inspiring story with other community members to remind them about how being a donor can help save lives in their community!*

*We may contact you for additional information and for a photo to accompany your story.

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