The name of Lauren Larsen’s inspirational video is “I Saved Lauren’s Life.” It’s an amazing story of people from all walks of life who donated the blood that saved Lauren’s life. Lauren and her husband Jeff brought many of the donors together to say thank you, and to recognize their heroic act. Check out — “I Saved Lauren’s Life.”
Lauren Larsen’s life made a dramatic shift in the spring of 2000 when complications during her one and only pregnancy landed her in intensive care for five weeks. During her hospitalization she required roughly 200 pints of blood, platelets, and plasma, without which she would have internally bled to death.
One year into her lengthy recovery, Lauren launched a grassroots “give back” campaign, 2001: A Blood Odyssey, to honor the volunteer blood donors who had helped save her life. As part of this effort, she and her husband, Jeff, ran the 26.2-mile New York City Marathon in November 2001, raising $40,000 and 535 units of blood for nonprofit blood centers. [Read more...]