So for the 27th time in the past four years I gave blood. I haven’t always donated, I wanted to but couldn’t get up the nerve until our Crossfit box organized a blood drive and it is hard to chicken out amongst a group of friends. Now I wish I had started years earlier.
In 2015 I was sick with what turned out to be a lacerated ulcer. Unaware that I was bleeding internally I had to be rushed to the hospital by ambulance as I was so weak that I couldn’t walk. After they repaired the hole in my stomach I was then given 4 units of blood to make up for what I had lost. Since my blood type is O- which is classified as universal donor, which means that my blood type can be given to anyone who needs it, I consider it now my responsibility to give back as the supply was there for me when I needed it.
We all have it in us to give the gift of life. It takes no more than 45 minutes out of your day from start to finish. Your simple act of giving blood could help an accident victim survive an emergency surgery, a cancer patient with a necessary life saving transfusion or a newborn survive in NICU. The best reason of all is makes you feel awesome to give of yourself with no exception of getting anything in return.
Sadly not everyone qualifies to donate. Please click here to take the quiz to find out if you are eligible to donate, where you too can feel like a superhero knowing that you have done your part to help save a life or two.
Today I am thankful for the great people at Canadian Blood Services, the blood supply was there when I had needed it and the feeling that I have made a difference in someone’s life today.
“Service to others is the rent you pay for your room here on earth.” — Muhammad Ali
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