It’s November 25th 2014, one month left until that time that’s supposed to bring families all together, bring light and life where there isn’t any.
This is the time when we listen to same Christmas music over and over again, when artists gather together and record a song to raise money for something, this year’s lyrics are particularly poignant. Between you and me I think, there are some things they’re singing about that they don’t quite understand and grasp. But their heart could be in the right place.
Now the point of this post is not to rag on those artists for singing a song, good will is good will. I do want to bring about the simple fact that while we may only be able to give money to stop something like ebola, we can actually march our butts to a blood donor clinic and give some to those in need.
It’s simple. This is how I see it. I don’t absolutely have to wash behind my ears…but I should. I don’t have to show my family that I love them every day…but I should.
My sister and I have changed the front photo of our Facebook page to look more…scientific, more akin to what we’re trying to do, which is to provide awareness about blood donations and remind us that there are people who need it, while we may be taking advantage of it.
So here are 5 few facts to keep you motivated (well they motivate me at least):
- 40,000 units of blood are needed every day.
- Whole blood is composed of these components: red cells, plasma and platelets.
- One unit of blood can support up to eight lives.
- Blood cannot be artificially made.
- After donating blood, you replace the fluid in hours and the red blood cells within four weeks. It takes eight weeks to restore the iron lost after donating.
Listen, it’s Christmastime. When is there a better time to give than now? When is there a better time to be aware than now? Make them new years resolutions, and please make one to give some your blood. You have one of four types of blood running through your veins. Chances are it’ll match someone out there who needs it. But really it only takes one type of person to give blood and that’s the altruistic giving type (how’d you like my play on words?).
Besides that, everybody knows somebody who could benefit from a pint of blood. I’m guessing you’re one of those people.
Us happy people gotta stick together.
Give some blood please, that’d be nice. Check out blood.ca to find a clinic and give.
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