Hometown Heroes

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Jonathan Ball

Meet Hometown Hero Jonathan Ball, a staff nurse in the operating room at Scott & White Hospital - Temple. Jonathan is committed to donating his time and platelets to help make a difference to those in need.

Jonathan's story


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Jennifer "Jenny" Harvey

As the Chief Technologist of Transfusion Services at Scott & White Blood Center, Jennifer “Jenny” Harvey knows all too well the blood demands of a healthcare system.  And, as a parent of a child who received lifesaving blood transfusions, she also knows how essential it is to give blood regularly.

Jenny's story

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Thomas Pechal

As a firefighter and paramedic with the City of Temple, Thomas Pechal has witnessed countless emergencies and tragedies in the line of duty. And, for more than 16 years, he's been answering the call to help people — by donating blood.

Thomas's story

Maya Donaldson

Maya Donaldson

Born prematurely at just 23.6 weeks, Maya is now healthy thanks to the dedication of her Scott & White surgeons and the special gifts of blood she received from her Hometown Heroes.

Maya's story

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Tatum Crowell

Diagnosed with liver cancer at just 18 months old, the blood supplied to him by the Scott & White Blood Center allowed Tatum the fighting chance he needed to regain his health and move toward a cancer-free life.

Tatum's story

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Yasin Suliveres and Zahra Rosa-Suliveres

Five-year-old Yasin was brought in with internal bleeding that required hours of surgery and two pints of blood.

Yasin's story

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Dan Wills

As a former police officer, Dan knows that no one can predict if, when or why they might find themselves in need of blood.

Dan's story

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Isabel Villarreal

A call for blood donations made Isabel realize her blood could save a life — the life of someone's mother or son or friend or neighbor.

Isabel's story

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Chris Holmes

Chris Holmes would not be alive today without the generous gift of blood. A car crash when he was 16 caused massive internal injuries and blood loss.

Chris' story

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Katy Flowers, Waco

Without the gift of blood, Katy never would have laid eyes on her beautiful daughter, much less been around to watch her grow up.

Katy's story

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Reeneea Schraeder

When her husband was seriously injured in an accident, Reeneea realized the importance of lifesaving blood.

Reeneea's story

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