Tuesday, March 17, 2009

How to Save a Life (or Three)

I don't want to get preachy or anything here, but I just want to mention . . .

Yesterday, both Terry and I gave blood. As we travel around, when we see a blood drive we usually try to stop. It really isn't a big deal, giving blood, and it can help so many people.

I figure it's a great way to pay forward.


Someone needs blood every two seconds.
About one in seven people
entering the hospital will need blood.
One pint of blood can save up to three lives.
Type O is the most common blood type.
O negative is considered a universal blood,
it can be given to anyone regardless of blood type.
If you have O negative
you can ONLY receive O negative blood
If all blood donors gave three times a year,
blood shortages would be a rare event.

Since it's such an easy thing, next time you see a blood drive, consider giving a pint.

1 comment:

M said...

When you give blood you give
another birthday
another anniversary
another day at the beach
another night under the stars
another talk with a friend
another laugh
another hug
another chance

As the mother of a child who had cancer, I thank you! Countless blood and platelet transfusions helped save my daughter's life. Bless you!