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January 16, 2009

I gave blood today!

I gave blood today in a neat Blood Donation Bus that travels around the lower keys! It was very easy to do and I got a free Coke and some cookies, and a sticker. I would have walked right by without thinking about it, but the lady was outside and she asked if I would, and that was all it took: someone to ask. So, now it's my turn to ask: Will you please give blood?

The donation lady said that no matter how many people donate their blood, they are always in need of more. And it doesn't go bad, so it won't go to waste. It is a way to directly help someone in need. The man that was in charge of prepping people was in a motorcycle accident a few years ago and needed 4 pints of blood, and from then on he switched careers and began working for the blood donation bank. He is a perfect example of someone who survived because a stranger gave their blood. So before you need to receive it, please take the time to give it!

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My sticker on the blue arm band keeping pressure on the needle entry spot. The arm bands come in lots of colors and they can coordinate to your outfit!

Posted by Heather at January 16, 2009 06:49 PM


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