January is National Volunteer Blood Donor Month. We had a blood drive at church today, run by our local blood bank.
I know some folks CAN'T give blood for medical reasons, my DH being one of them. Too many medications after the heart procedures this year! And there are many, many restrictions for folks who have lived in Europe for any extended period (mad cow disease and all that).
But if you can give blood, please do! It's not a good excuse to say you don't like needles. Or the procedure "creeps you out." Come on, folks, you're adults. Get down to your local center and give blood. If one of your children needs it after an accident, you will be down on your knees thanking God that there was someone else who was NOT creeped out or too afraid. Can't you do the same for someone else's child, or husband, or wife, or mother or father?
I got my t-shirt, juice and cookie this morning.
If you're "too afraid" or "don't like needles", I have these blunt words for you: Grow up. Get over it. Do the right thing.