Paying It Forward: Another Pint To Go!
It's taken seven months for my blood donating to get back in sequence with the blood drives at my day job! I won't mention the name of the company specifically so I don't violate any corporate social media policies, but the first name starts with "J", there's an "&", and there's another "J". As a whole, they take their obligations to the community pretty seriously, with heavy United Way and blood donations as just a couple of key activities.
The two day blood drive this week resulted in 136 units of blood counting the one they got from me! That SEEMS like quite a bit, that's over 10% of the company giving this week, and others give "off schedule". But factor in that Hoxworth Blood Centers supply 31 area hospitals, that's only a little over 4 units per hospital. Obviously the demand is MUCH higher than that just one a daily basis!
We know many people CAN'T give blood for a whole host of reasons, but if you CAN, please do! It's good for you both physically and emotionally to give, and you just might be saving someone's life!
So reach out to your local blood center or hospital! They'll be able to take care of you, and despite what you might think about needles, they're not that bad. Just look away for a second, you'll hardly feel it, and you'll be done within about 10 minutes or less!
"I do not share my stories of paying it forward for recognition. I share them so that others might be inspired to do what they can, when they can, where they can. No more, no less." Tish Lloyd, North Carolina REALTOR®
Paying It Forward a pint at a time!
Bill of Liz and Bill aka BLiz