Crash Victim Donors - KTVN Channel 2 - Reno Tahoe Sparks News, Weather, Video

Crash Victim Donors

Posted: Updated:

In a rare reunion, Ariel Fishman met eight of the 70 people who saved his life by donating blood.

"Thank goodness the rest of my life is going to be much longer thanks to them."

Last year, a taxi hit Fishman while he was dropping his children off at school in New York City. The father of three lost his legs. He needed several surgeries and 75 units of blood.

The New York Blood Center brought Fishman and his donors together to emphasize the importance of blood donation.

"I would definitely encourage people to do so, it's not time consuming," says George Layng.

Jaclyn Rumzie adds, "It makes you feel good. There is nothing better than the feeling to know that you helped saved somebody's life."

According to the American Red Cross, more than 41,000 blood donations are needed every day in the U.S.

"It's a product that lasts just 42 days. It's perishable. We need a constant influx of regular blood donors," says Andrea Cefarelli.

Fishman has been raising awareness since his accident. "I had a terrible experience but I wanted something come out of it."

He says more than 1,000 people have donated after hearing his story.

The Red Cross says each pint of blood donated save three lives.

  • Kristen Remington's Health Watch ReportsMore>>

  • Painting without Pain: Medtronic Drug Pump

    Wednesday, August 16 2017 9:15 PM EDT2017-08-17 01:15:05 GMT

    A man born with cerebral palsy had a tough go for many years. He lived in constant pain - up until fairly recently. Find out what changed and why his world is now more colorful than ever before in Health Watch.

    More >>

    A man born with cerebral palsy had a tough go for many years. He lived in constant pain - up until fairly recently. Find out what changed and why his world is now more colorful than ever before in Health Watch.

    More >>
  • First West Nile Case Reported in Carson City-Douglas County Area for 2017

    First West Nile Case Reported in Carson City-Douglas County Area for 2017

    Friday, August 11 2017 5:11 PM EDT2017-08-11 21:11:13 GMT

    Carson City Health and Human Services and Douglas County Mosquito Abatement are reporting the first human case of West Nile virus in the Carson City-Douglas County area for 2017.

    More >>

    Carson City Health and Human Services and Douglas County Mosquito Abatement are reporting the first human case of West Nile virus in the Carson City-Douglas County area for 2017.

    More >>
  • Anthem Withdrawing From Nevada's Health Exchange for 2018

    Anthem Withdrawing From Nevada's Health Exchange for 2018

    Monday, August 7 2017 7:09 PM EDT2017-08-07 23:09:12 GMT

    Anthem announced Monday that it will be withdrawing plans from Nevada’s Health Exchange in 2018. This means if you get insurance through healthcare.gov in 2018, Anthem no longer will be an option for Nevadans.

    More >>

    Anthem announced Monday that it will be withdrawing plans from Nevada’s Health Exchange in 2018. This means if you get insurance through healthcare.gov in 2018, Anthem no longer will be an option for Nevadans.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2017 Sarkes Tarzian, Inc. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy, and Terms of Service, and Ad Choices.