Hi all: I was recently contacted by the Puget Sound Blood Center about donating blood. Now I have to admit this isn't my favorite thing to do. It honestly makes me a little squeamish!
But they needed my blood (O positive). At first I thought why as O positive blood is the most common blood out there. A friend of mine pointed out that may be exactly why they needed it.
So off I went ever mindful that up to 3 lives are saved by donating blood. Of course I'm aware that not everyone can donate blood. In fact, I was almost knocked out because I was in Europe when I was younger. Others can't give due to anemia, etc., etc. But if you can give, I encourage you to do so.
My next step when I'm ready to give again is to have the mobile van come to our company so we can have others donate as well. I remember having a discussion about giving with a somewhat skeptical listener last year. They said that a person gives to feel better about themselves. My thought was if that's even partially true, what's wrong with that?
So go out there and Pay it Forward. You will make someone's day. Have a wonderful day today!