“The red cross blood drives are important to me because for every donation it can help up to 3 people.
I received a blood transfusion when I was a child and so many people dealing with health issues receive blood for many reasons.
As a former EMT I know that receiving blood and make a huge difference for someone and their loved ones.
Per the red cross:
It is essential for surgeries, cancer treatment, chronic illnesses, and traumatic injuries. Whether a patient receives whole blood, red cells, platelets or plasma, this lifesaving care starts with one person making a generous donation.
For something that takes about 30 minutes of my time helps so many in need.
One of the best things I received after my last donation was a message telling me that my blood was sent to a hospital to help someone.
What a feeling that was!”