Eva’s story

Eva’s story

"I can't buy what my daughter needs," says Eva's mum. In fact, there's only one way to treat her immune disease: with donated plasma.

Your life might have changed, but for Australians like Eva, your blood donation is as essential as ever. Eva’s condition makes her vulnerable to everyday bugs and infections, but she’s shielded by treatments made from donated plasma.

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EVA: I’m Eva. So, I have no immunity to sicknesses, since I have CVID.

00:07 So I need people to donate blood and plasma.

00:12 MUM: Prior to Eva being diagnosed, she was in and out of hospital a large amount of her life,

00:18 and I have to rely on the generosity of people donating or giving something of themselves

00:23 in order for Eva to be healthy.

00:25 EVA: It basically means I get to live a healthy and happy life

00:29 so that I can do all the things that I love to do and I want to.

00:33 MUM: A lot of people say that it takes a village to raise a family, and for me,

00:39 my village is the Lifeblood community because without them I can’t have my little family here.

00:47 So even though I don’t see them every day,

00:49 even though I don’t know who they are,

00:51 they're incredible to me and they mean something really special.

00:54 EVA: My name is Eva, and my life depends on Lifeblood.

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