I have two children and have been married ten years. I am an artist and a long distance runner. I had a stomach bleed in 2011 and a blood transfusion saved my life. Two months of doctor appointments BEFORE the G.I. bleed did not show why I was so ill. I wish now, after ending up in the ER and needing blood, that my GP doctors would have worked with someone (Gastroenterology, etc.) to diagnose me before it turned into such a scary emergency situation. I had no idea what was going on, my children were left with my mother and husband for two days. It was awful and could have been prevented if more departments were working together. Glad that someone’s blood donation saved my life. Three Half Marathons later, my kids and I are still together, and we just celebrated my 36th birthday.