Donor Stories

Kiera's Story

Kiera Smith, senior at Junction City High School, submitted a canvas for display at the new El Dorado, Ark. location for Lifeshare Blood Centers. A contest was held among select high school students in the area to depict their interpretation of a life-saving blood drop. Smith says her idea began with the theme “Faces of Life.” She and many of her friends are blood donors, which gave her the inspiration to include pictures of her friends in the illustrated blood “drop.”

When Smith stopped by the open house to see her canvas on the wall, she immediately signed up to donate again. Her words to other high school students, “If you want to do something good this would be a great way to help people out,” and her mother, Carrie-Anne Smith adds, “and it doesn’t cost a thing.”