7 Reasons To Donate Blood.

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Donate Today. Save a Life!

According to the America Red Cross, 36,000 units of Red blood cells are needed every day in the US alone.

7,000 units of plasma and 21,000,000 components of blood are used each year in our country alone.

The blood type most often requested is Type O, but anyone who can should donate and various others blood components are processed and used, not just whole blood.

Critical Blood Shortage -:

  • Children’s cancers of the blood.
  • Emergency childbirth.
  • Open heart surgeries
  • Car accidents, traumas.
  • Acts of violence etc.
  • Organ transplant surgeries.
  • Sickle Cell Disease.

How to Prepare To Donate Blood

Beginning the day before donation;

  • Drink plenty of water and wholesome liquids. No alcohol.
  • Limit your caffeine intake.
  • Eat a well-balanced meal 1 – 2 hours before dobation.
  • Get plenty rest.

In the event that you donate plasma, please ensure that you are not taking aspirin or aspirin-containing products up to 48 hrs before you donate.

It is imperative that you consult with your medical provider before starting or stopping any medications.

Persons May Be Excluded If;

  • They are pregnant
  • Have hepatitis
  • Cancer
  • Leukemia
  • Heart disease
  • Received blood in last 12 months
  • Active infections, etc.

The need for life giving blood and blood components does not discriminate…

You can find a center to Donate by:

The process can take as little as 10 minutes to collect 1 pint of whole blood.

Donate Blood. Save a Life!

This is a crucial event. We are in a state of crisis!

Bring a photo ID with you.

Donate today!

Thank you. Peace, health and blessings.


49 Replies to “7 Reasons To Donate Blood.”

    1. There is such a need right now, the blood banks are empty. This is scary as critical circumstances re happening every second.
      Thank God they were able to supply your needs.

    1. No problems some can donate and some cannot, just wanted to raise some awareness, the blood banks are empty, not good thing any one can need life-saving blood at any time.

  1. This is a great post to remind people of the importance of donating blood! I always have a hard time personally, it always makes me lightheaded, nervious, and squimish. But with all the help it can provide, I need to put my issues aside and start donating! Thank you for the encouragement.

  2. Such a great article. I definatley will be donating my blood. i absolutely love the post. It love the tips on preparing yourself, that is the hardest part of getting needle is learning how to prepare and what to expect. After reading this I am much more comfortable on what to expect. Thank you so much for posting this!!

  3. Such a great and inspiring article! I tried to donate blood for the first time last year, and unfortunately I was told I would never be able to because of my time living in Germany in the 80s as a child. I try my best to encourage others to donate though, because I know how strong the need for blood is!

  4. I couldn’t agree more! It is so important to give if you can. You never know who may need it, it could even be you one day. There is always shortages. Our local community health center often hosts blood drives and we go as a family to contribute whenever it happens. I want my children to learn the importance of donating.

  5. I was always extremely fearful of donating blood. I finally did a few years ago! It was uncomfortable and almost made me pass out, but I’m so glad I did it!

    1. Thank you for visiting and commenting, really loved your advise, you are an accomplished blogger, so I loved learning what worked for you. Thank you for sharing your wisdom with us.

  6. I’ve donated blood twice. I didn’t mind the actual giving of blood, but it took me 2 weeks to recover. I’m just recently discovering why. My own health condition seriously restricts my ability to give blood, but I won’t say that I’ll never do it again.

  7. Thanks for the reminder on the importance of donating blood. The school I teach at has a blood mobile come to the school every month to make it easy for staff and parents to donate.

  8. I moved to Britain 14 years ago, and I was near a blood donation center a few years back, with some time on my hands, so I went in and offered to donate. Nope. I was over the age limit, although they’d have taken me if I’d donated blood in the last I can’t remember how many years. I was tempted to argue the logic of that, but I wouldn’t have won so I let it go. But I did try.

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