STATES CHRONICLE – On June 14th, we celebrated World Blood Donor Day, and honored those people who take time to donate blood and save a life. Many wanted to follow their examples, so numerous blood drives have been organized all over the country. You can still donate until the end of the week, and find out when you can come and give blood again.
Why you should become a blood donor
Some people have never donated blood. Many of them take this for granted, and say there’s no need for their blood if there are already so many other people who donate. On the other hand, there are others who have understood how important it is to be a blood donor. One such example is Lynn Chan.
Lynn Chan is the mother of three children, and she has donated blood since she was 18. She does this at least two or three times a year, sometimes even more often if hospitals are in urgent need of blood. Chan has started appreciating more the value of being a blood donor since she became a mother.
In case of an emergency, she wants hospitals to have enough blood supply to save lives, especially if someone dear to her might be in need of a transfusion. So far, Chan has donated for organizations like the American Red Cross.
Hospitals need blood during summer
These organizations stress the need of blood donors during summer. Many people are on vacation in this period, high schools are closed, and blood drives get scarce. Therefore, they ask for the help of the community and encourage people to donate.
If you are willing to help, you can donate once every 56 days. The centers will perform all the blood tests to see if you are eligible. The American Red Cross will hold more blood donating events in the month to come, so don’t hesitate to become a blood donor and get the chance to save a life.
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