“I was useless for the rest of the day because I was so excited,” recounts Wiegman as she describes her reaction to learning that she won the coveted Rhode Island Blood Center M
There are a lot of misconceptions about bone marrow donation -- that it will be painful and that healing takes forever. It's not what you think! Those are myths.
I will never get to have that laugh with her. But, partly because of heroes who donated, I got to say goodbye.
First she conquered her fear of giving blood. Then she carried on a family tradition of giving blood.
New donors welcome! Over 370,000 people in Rhode Island are eligible to give blood and only about 5% of the population does.