Tuesday, 3 January 2017
Do something amazing!
A subject very close to my heart, giving blood. If the people who I received blood from after having Isabelle hadn't donated, well I'm not sure what would have happened. At the time I didn't think about it, it was just there but it was all because someone I had never met had given blood. All I can say to that person/people is thank you.
While I unfortunately cannot donate due to an ongoing problem with anaemia since having Isabelle I can still raise awareness of how important it is to donate.
I don't think a lot of people realise how much giving blood can truly do. It can save someones life or more if it is separated into red cells, platelets and plasma.
A blood transfusion can save someones life or dramatically improve someones health after child birth, from severe anaemia, after a road traffic accident, cancer and so many other procedures or medical issues.
The reason blood is so constantly needed is because it can only be stored for a certain amount of time before it is used. 6000 donations are needed a day, A DAY. Could you be one of them? If your 17 or over, fit and healthy and you weigh over 7 stone 12 pounds then the chances are you could donate.
O Rh negative is rare but it is also the most essential as it is the only blood type than can be given to anyone.
You could do something that only takes one hour out of your day a few times a year but that could save someones life!
For more information or to find your nearest venue click here, why not make it your New Years resolution?