KANSAS CITY, Mo. - An O'Hara high school graduate who survived a car wreck, has helped save 207 lives and counting.
Sunday afternoon, 31-year-old Rebecca Egender teamed up with the American Red Cross, to host a blood drive at O'Hara.
Egender was critically hurt in a car accident three years ago, and needed several blood transfusions.
"While I was in the hospital waiting to get that surgery I just thought, I'm going to do everything I can from this point on. If I make it out of here I'm going to help the Red Cross," said Egender.
Egender says she's thankful for the blood donors that kept her alive, and felt obligated to return the favor.
"Firefighters and paramedics and everyone who was right in it saving my life, I will forever be grateful but the people who have no idea that their blood saved my life, I don't think I could ever repay them to be completely honest. It's such an easy thing. It takes 20 minutes out of your day".
The Kansas City native has already hosted three blood drives in Vegas.
This is her first one in Kansas City, and hopes to make it an annual event.
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