Thinkin’ about my morning yesterday, I did a few calculations:
22 years (since I broke the 110 lb barrier)
3-4 potential uses for each pint of blood donated
396 – 528 people whose lives might’ve been saved or at least helped
Wow…what a PRIVILEGE to offer such small sacrifice for something that can give LIFE to others! I can’t change the past, but I can alter the future. Every 56 days you can make a whole blood donation (leaving enough time for your red blood cells to be replenished).
I’m marking my calendar, seriously…there’s just no good excuse for not making blood donations on a regular basis. KUDOS to those of you (or your eligible family members and friends) who’ve committed to this waaaay before I even thought about it (thanks to those of you who indicated so on my previous post).
It’s a little thing to me, but to someone in need? It might be the difference between life and death.
And that’s all the motivation I need. 🙂