So I have just finished giving blood for the 7th time (not much, but it’s a start). I give because I have it, and it’s a minor inconvenience in my day (and I get to eat as many powdered donuts as I can snarf back, with very little guilt). I have used blood products, my family has, as have friends, and I think it’s important to pay back.
If you are in Canada, contact the Canadian Blood Services or click on this link to find a clinic near you, if you are in the States, I think you still go through the Red Cross. If you can’t give blood, or don’t want to, donate some money then, or better still, volunteer to help. I never grew up to be a doctor like I thought I should (sometimes), but at least I am helping someone now.
I challenge bloggers (expect a tag from me soon), to give!
I have given blood since 1999 – have donated over 7 gallons and will give on a regular basis once I am cleared by my doctor – had cancer last year and have to be one year clear before I can donate once more.
For as little time as it takes and the amount given, you could save a life – please donate.
Amen! I gave last night, and I will give again in May. Make it a regular part of your life and you will help many people without even thinking about it.
i have like 40 donations….. amature….
EXCELLENT! That is a great reason to give. I have more selfish reasons, since it makes me feel good too!
I give blood. I started giving blood about 6 months ago and am very happy to do it. I had wanted to for a long time but just never got around to it. My dad had 3 blood transfusions a few months ago and I felt even better for having given blood and saw the direct impact of doing it.