Donating Blood is something I've been wanting to do for a long time but the whole process made me feel uncomfortable. I have been putting it off for years and always seemed to come up with an excuse . Well, not this time. I may have been a little late for my appoinment, but I went through the process of a first time blood donor and managed to give 2 lbs of my blood!! It was much easier than I expected and I walked away feeling great knowing that I was going to help someone in need.
I never would have done it if it wasn't for Rick Offord, someone I look up to. His efforts on trying to reach 100 donations made me want to do the same!
1 down, 99 to go!
Wondering what it's like to donate blood?
Below is a link that will walk you through the whole process!
Canadian Blood Services Website
Who Needs Blood?
Approximately every minute of every day, someone in Canada needs blood. In fact, according to a recent poll, 52 per cent of Canadians say they, or a family member, have needed blood or blood products for surgery or for medical treatment.
The good news is that one blood donation - in just one hour - can save a life.