Shauna Slaughter knows how important donating blood can be.
The Crittenden mom’s two youngest children have had a combined seven blood transfusions since October 2008.
Three-year-old Ashlynn and her 1-year-old brother, Aren, battle a severe anemia disorder called Hereditary Spherocytosis.
Shauna suffers from the disorder as well, but has never had to have a transfusion.
“Basically, your blood cells are abnormally shaped,” she said. “They get trapped in the spleen. They’re anemic from it.”