Wednesday, December 29, 2004

Donate blood

I'd planned to post about blood donation every 56 days. That's how often most folks can give. Since my last blood donation post was on October 23rd, I'm almost two weeks late. But even though my reminder is late, I am donating blood on schedule. That's what's most important, right? Ready for the reminder? Here goes . . .

One out of three people needs donated blood in their lifetime. You can help meet this need by donating a pint of your own. Blood donation takes only an hour or so, and it's something most of us can spare. Your body will make more and you'll be able to donate again in 56 days. Blood drives happen everywhere, all the time. Contact local hospitals and blood banks for a drive in your area. Or for more information on eligibility, donation locations, and more, call the Red Cross at 1-800-GIVE-LIFE (1-800-448-3543) or visit I've found it quite easy to make a donation appointment on line, and drop in to donate when it's convenient for me.

Think of your family, think of your friends, think of yourself, then give. Someone you love may need donated blood soon. Will it be available? It's just an hour, just a pint and it just might save a life. Donate regularly. See you in 56 days . . .


Karama said...

This doesn't have anything to do with blood donation, but I thought I'd let y'all know that I've made two additions to the So what can I do:

1) There's now a search box that allows you to search the contents of So what can I do. This is ideal for finding the addresses for the credit reporting agencies (or the like) when you've don't know the original post date.

2) You can now subscribe to So what can I do. Get the full text of each day's posts in your inbox by entering your email address in the form on the sidebar. That way, you won't have to remember to visit the site.

Enjoy! And let me know if you have any questions or suggestions.



Karama said...

Here are some other ways you can donate life.