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Newburgh woman asking for blood donations as birthday wish

Newburgh woman asking for blood donations as birthday wish
Published: Apr. 20, 2022 at 6:43 AM CDT|Updated: Apr. 20, 2022 at 8:50 PM CDT
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EVANSVILLE, Ind. (WFIE) - A Tri-State woman has a unique birthday wish.

She is asking for people to donate blood.

Jennifer Raibley was diagnosed with leukemia in July of 2021.

Doctors saved her life with blood and bone marrow donations.

To celebrate turning 57, she wants to get at least 57 people to donate.

“It’s so impactful to me because somebody, many people, helped me,” Raibley said. “Saved my life really because there were times I had no platelets and that my blood counts were so incredibly low that without these treatments, I would not probably be here today talking with you.”

“Jen’s Army Blood Drive” is set for Thursday at the American Red Cross location on Stockwell Road in Evansville from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m.

All donors will receive a $10 e-gift card to a merchant of your choice and will be automatically entered for a chance to win a new travel trailer camper that sleeps eight.

Just mention Jen’s Army when you come to donate.

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