Congratulations to Jillian Truesdale, Dawn Wolf, and Sarah Hansgate for being featured in the Fresenius Kabi 2020 calendar! 


Every other Saturday morning they arrive at ConnectLife's Tonawanda Blood Donation Center at the same time: three ladies who have bonded over their shared committment to saving lives through donation.

Sarah, Jillian, and Dawn had each been donating platelets for several years. Though they're all about the same age, live in the same area, and in some way or another crossed paths before, it was in the hours they were seated next to each other that their commonalities blossomed into deep friendship.

Today these donor buddies can be found lined up in a row, laughing the time away as they share the latest stories of their daily lives - and the gift of their platelets. More often than not, the lively conversations continues well after their donations are completed, either at the refreshment area or out at a local restaurant. 

Sarah, Jillian, and Dawn represent what giving back is all about. Together, this trio are not just contributing to their community, they're helping create it. They're a true band of heroes.


ConnectLife is Western New York's only community blood bank. All whole blood donations, double red cell donations, and platelet donations stay local and help local patients in need. To learn more about community blood donation, click here.