Keeping on track with our Monthly Charity Events, April was the month we decided to give blood.
This was the first time I have ever given blood and I felt very good about doing it! I had been wanting to for several years. All in all it was a very easy process ... the nurses were great and it only took 6min to drain 2lbs 488ml of blood which is taken to be split into its 3 parts and hopefully save a life or two!!
First time Doner!
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.