This Mother’s Day, two women share their heartfelt thanks for blood donors who saved their lives.
In June 1994, when she was 28 years old, Noelle Gardner hemorrhaged while giving birth to her son. Blood donations helped save her life. In a video submitted to the Red Cross, Noelle and her family share what those blood donations mean to them.
“Before this happened to me, I would never give blood. But I’m so thankful everybody didn’t think the way I did, or I would have died. So after that, I give blood now.”
In 1997, while living in Minnesota, Randi Mitchell lost a lot of blood while giving birth. Blood donations helped save her life. Randi remembers that moment and what it means to her and her family to have been able to spend the last 15 years with her wonderful sons.
Her son Henry addressed Red Cross blood donors, saying, “Thank you for my mom. I don’t know what I’d do without her, so thank you.”
“It’s really emotional for me,” said Randi. “I feel so lucky to have survived that day and have the rest of this life to be a Mom. I’m very thankful.”
Two Ways to Help
- Learn more about how you can help families like the Mitchells and the Gardners by donating blood.
- Shop with Amazon Smile this Mother’s Day, and Amazon will donate to the American Red Cross.