The Blood Connection is really excited to roll out our newest video project: TBCTV! Coming soon to all locations, TBCTV is a combination of entertaining and educational videos for donors and visitors to watch while they’re in a center or on a mobile.
Over the years, we’ve found that our strongest message comes through the stories of our donors and blood recipients. TBCTV is an accumulation of many years of hearing those stories and figuring out the best ways to share them. TBCTV viewers will not only hear touching stories, but they’ll also learn important facts about blood donation and why it’s so vital that community donors give on a regular basis. The segments will also let donors know about upcoming promotions and events. Of course, our mission of saving local lives is the focus.
As we mentioned, viewers will hear the stories of several community members, a few we want to highlight here: Emma, Kristen, Temoor, Shontrell, and Kenneth.
Emma Jana from Greenville, SC is a wife and mother of an adorable 1 year old named Liam. Blood donors saved her life after she was in a terrible car accident at the age of 16.
Temoor Dard from Cary, NC is a graduating high school senior and soon to be UNC-Chapel Hill freshman whose grandfather needed blood transfusions during heart surgery. He’s been hosting blood drives since he was 14 years old, even though the school system doesn’t allow in-school blood drives.
Shontrell Vereen from Piedmont, SC is a father of two daughters and a sickle cell patient, which is a hereditary blood disease. That means he needs 8 donors every 3 weeks to live his life comfortably.
Kenneth Greene is a loyal O-Negative blood donor at the Asheville center. He gives because his dad was diagnosed with a blood disorder that required many transfusions at the end of his life.
Kristen Odom from Taylors, SC is a wife and mother of a very active (and very cute) 2 year old, Caroline. Blood donors saved her life after she had labor delivery complications in 2017.
Every single one of these stories showcases a different need in our communities, combining to create a powerful story of neighbors coming together to save lives through TBC. And there are many more stories where those came from. There are many more stories like these, of survival, victory, and love. Our team is not done telling them. TBCTV will continue to grow and expand for many years to come. A special thanks to our partners at 9/8 Central in Greenville, SC for helping us tell these stories in the best way.
“You never know when you or your family will need it. You never know who you’re gonna be helping out…it’s the right thing to do.” -Kenneth Greene
If you’d like to tell us your story or have any suggestions for TBCTV, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We want to know your thoughts! To watch some of the full stories, head to our YouTube page.