Bloodworks 101

"Amanda Kelly: Sometimes It Takes Something Personal" (S3 E27)

May 19, 2022 Bloodworks Northwest
Bloodworks 101
"Amanda Kelly: Sometimes It Takes Something Personal" (S3 E27)
Show Notes

It's 2009 and Vashon Island's Amanda Kelly is in the fight for her life with a flesh-eating bacterium. To this day, no one knows how she got it. Amanda spent weeks in the hospital. She was given last rites. All seemed lost. But thanks in part to transfused blood from Bloodworks Northwest donors, today Amanda Kelly is a mother of five with a brand new outlook on life.  As Bloodworks 101 producer John Yeager tells us,  that's because sometimes it takes something personal to hammer home a deep appreciation for the importance of blood donation.