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Professional life turns personal for one Purvis woman

PURVIS, MS (WDAM) -

Purvis resident Beverly Clark has worked for United Blood Services for 26 years.

“I have a passion for what I do, but it was always for someone else's family never would I have dreamed that my husband would have needed blood,” said Clark.

On March 18 of this year, Clark’s husband Sonny was rushed to the hospital after falling from a ladder. He shattered his shoulder and broke his hip.

“The physician talked to me and said, ‘Beverly, your husband needs a blood transfusion.’”

That’s when Beverly and her husband found out that he was O negative.

“Without blood donors donating this blood, and that blood being readily available right there at the hospital, my husband’s blood needs would not be met,” said Clark.

According to Clark, only 6 percent of the world's population is O negative.

“When he was given blood, and I sat there besides his bed and I watched that blood go into my husband's body it changed the way I feel about what I do,” said Clark. “It changed me, the way I feel about blood donors.” 

Clark said her husband is back out on the job site, she’s grateful for those who take the time out to save another life.

“They gave so unselfishly, they gave just to make a difference, but they never knew it would be my loved one, my husband of 45 years that used that blood,” said Clark. “I want to say thank you to all of our blood donors, they are truly our everyday heroes.”

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