Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Give Life !

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Yes, I did. I gave blood again today. I have to encourage others to give blood every time I give blood to keep it on people's minds. (click on the American Red Cross icon above to learn more.)

You may or may not know:

* One blood donation can help save up to 3 lives.
* Only 8% of the eligible U.S. population donates blood.
* Every 2 seconds someone in America needs blood.
* Less than 30% of the people who give blood once will ever give blood again.
* Donated blood only lasts for 42 days.
* You can donate blood as many as 6 times a year.

Anyone who is eligible, I encourage you to give blood. Plus, they give you awesome snacks afterward. If that doesn't get you there... then maybe knowing that you are helping to save lives will get you there. :) It gets me there.

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Kristi said...

i have never given blood. Oh, I have tried. It has always been at the wrong time I guess. Good for you though for donating. One day I will give it another try.

Anonymous said...

Gave my pint today! I go every 3 months (or you know when the Red Cross people call to remind me :))
Such a PLEASANT experience. Nice room, big TVs to watch, the nurses are so helpful and friendly, and yep... food :)

I agree, I never understood why more don't give. It is just SO easy.

Leslie said...

@ anonymous:

YIPPEE! good job! i am glad they call to let me know when it has been long enough between pints... i go every time they call unless i am sick.

good job!