Today I donated blood at the church my husband and I have been visiting.
I have given blood many times before, but today I actually almost passed out which has never happened to me! I guess I should have eaten some lunch beforehand? :) At least the lady taking my donation snapped some good pictures before they had to turn me upside down.
Did you know...
... that every two seconds someone in the U.S. needs blood?
... that more than 38,000 blood donations are needed every day?
... that the blood type most often requested by hospitals are type O? That's because you are the universal donor. Everyone can receive your blood!
... that a single car accident victim can require as many as 100 pints of blood?
stats taken from THIS website.
That means that if you are able, you need to donate!
To find out where you can donate in your area, visit The American Red Cross website.