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Give Blood!

Meg
Hey everyone!

Someone on another of my forums has suggested that we start a movement to get more people donating blood. Here's the challenge:

1) If you're able (and willing) to donate, find a place near you this month to donate either plasma, platelets or blood. DO IT! No excuses!

2) If you're able to donate, but just scared of the process or the needle, let this be your inspiration! Just try it, if you can. Take a deep breath and just try it. You might find, like I did, that your fears are much worse than what it actually is!

3) If you're not able to donate (or not willing to at the moment), that's cool! YOU'RE STILL NEEDED AND VERY, VERY VALUABLE!!!! Can you give up an hour of your time to volunteer at a donation site? Great! They need you! You can pass out cookies or check people in or whatever they need. Even if it's just an hour or two, see if you can help! You are just as vital to the whole process as those giving blood.

So, please?

I donated yesterday!

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(Anonymous)
Sep. 17th, 2009 03:28 pm (UTC)
Cool challenge!
I like this challenge! And, the person on the other forum who suggested it! ;-)

Thanks for putting this up here! This is great!!!

DottyG

sarahkjrsten
Sep. 19th, 2009 08:11 am (UTC)
I had the opportunity to give blood once a few years ago and I was so excited--only to almost faint sideways out of my chair when they pricked my finger to test my iron because I'm so squeamish.

When I back state-side I should have a friend blindfold me and try it again.
faith_less_one
Sep. 19th, 2009 08:19 am (UTC)
That's totally normal! I've given a couple of times now, and I still have to close my eyes through most of it.

I find that so long as I don't see the blood, it's fine.
sarahkjrsten
Sep. 19th, 2009 08:22 am (UTC)
The nurses were really nice, but they wouldn't let me try again. They gave me food, and a "I gave blood" sticker because they said it was the thought that counted.
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