Did you know that one blood donation can help save up to three lives?
Only 5% of eligible Americans give blood. Less than 30% of people who give blood once will ever give blood again. Every 2 seconds in America someone needs blood. Donated blood only lasts 42 days. There is a 97% chance that someone you know will need a blood transfusion.
I donate blood semi-regularly. I don't enjoy it. Never have. Never will. Had a bad experience donating blood? Yup, me too. Pass out after giving? Yup, me too. Hate needles? Low iron? Get an ugly bruise on your arm after donating? Yup, yup, yuppity yup. No time to go? Yup.
I'd love it if everyone who reads this post donates once. If you decide to donate, I'd love to hear about it.
You might help a hemophiliac. You might help a premature baby. You might help someone with cancer. Someone with sickle cell. Someone with anemia. Someone in a car accident. Do it because you never know who is going to need that donation. It may just be you.
What's holding you back? Vote now.