Last month I donated blood for the first time. It was something I had thought about doing before, but really never made the effort. As I sat there during the donation, I was reading the posters on the walls. Each one had a picture, and then a quote from someone about why they donate. One in particular really struck me. A woman, who had never donated before, now donates regularly after her son's open heart surgery. This will be me. I have vowed to donate blood every two months (which is as often as you are allowed); and I am fortunate to have my mom, Kate, and Missy to do the same. We have standing date every two months; give blood and then go to dinner.
Please don't wait, like I did, until you or someone in your family needs blood before you donate. So many people out there needs blood everyday, and it is a gift that most everyone can give.
Blood Drive info:
(My appointment is for 6PM if anyone wants to get dinner before or after ;-) )
Zach and Sam's Community Blood Drive
Wednesday, January 5, 2011
Ten Chimneys, Lunt Fontanne Program Center
S43W31575 Depot Road, Genesee Depot.
Please make your own appointment via the schedule line