It's a Mother Daughter thing
I started donating in high school my junior year, and I haven't stopped ever since. I encouraged my mom to start donating with me, and its been the two of us as a team ever since! we love being able to donate together, it makes me feel so good that I can help other people while bonding with my mom whenever we donate together.
The Family That Donates
My uncle was diagnosed with leukemia and osteosarcoma when I was 19 years old. My entire family immediately got tested to see if any of us were potential matches for his blood and marrow type. Thankfully, 3 of my cousins were, yet I was not. I was pretty bummed out, then I thought about all the people just like my uncle who needed help too, all the people that I am a match for. Me and my family haven't stopped donating since. Every donation that we make, makes a difference in someone else's life. It's our way of honoring our uncle's fighting spirit. Love you Tio Chris!
From scared to a Heroe
They were having a blood drive in my school and I wanted to help but I was always scarred of needles ever sence I was 5 years old .My mom would tell me stories of how lots of people all around the world would die because they didn't have enough people to donate blood. So I felt sad and wanted to help so bad I talked to my mom about it and she said that I could save a life and that is I wanted to donate blood she would support me so I got the courage and I went to school the next day and signed up I was scarred at first but then the volunteers helped me feel more calmer and after a few minutes the needle was out of my hand. After that I felt soo PROUD of myself and I will DO IT AGAIN AND I HOPE YOU DO TOO!! I LOVE helping people and this is a great way to do it. I encourage everybody to DONATE BLOOD
Gift of Giving
When I was around seven years old, I saw a movie where they showed people donating their blood. I thought is was so cool and wanted to do that myself. I thought the idea of giving up some of your blood to save three lives was amazing. The first time I tried donating, I couldn't because I was a couple pounds under. I made me so sad. The next opportunity I had, I was able to donate. When Red Cross called me that summer and told me that I saved three lives, I was more than happy. I've donated three times so far, and each time I felt dizzy and my body started heating up and I almost passed out. For a lot of people, they would decide not to donate again, but that thought doesn't even cross my mind. I'm proud to be a blood donor.
Blood Donation isn't scary
Wasn't as scary as I thought it would be and now tomorrow i'm going to donate..it will add up to about 5 donations
Donating since 16 :)
I donate blood at my school. Tomorrow will be my third time donating. It's not painful at all. It's slightly uncomfortable but it's not like excruciating at all. :) The nursing class in my school gets to volunteer and help with it as well. It's a fun time and it's great knowing you've saved a life! I plan to donate blood my entire life! :) I'm glad I was given the opportunity to give blood to those in need.
It isn't that Bad
The last time I gave blood was the first time of many future donations. I had told myself that I would get the guts to give blood when I was old enough, but I was always too scared. Needles, the sight of blood, and really anything medical kinda freaked me out. My entire family has been giving blood for years now, and then there was just me. I was just so scared. I go to Brewton-Parker College, and I had walked by the area they have the donor area set up every time, which is about 3 times before this. I decided on the 4th time seeing it that it was time. I felt the strong pull to go over there and see what was going on. My friend had to go with me because I was that nervous. I answered the questions, got my finger pricked (super ouch!!), and then waited. I was placed in THE CHAIR. At this point I was super nervous, but calm. My friend was already hooked up and her blood was already flowing, and it kinda freaked me out even more. The nurse came over and told me to look away, as I told her I don't like the sight of my own blood: it will make me pass out, and put the needle in, and...
It didn't hurt that bad. I just made sure not to look, and it was over before I knew it. When I was done and my friend was done, we sat down for q while until we were allowed to leave, and now I am excited for the next time I see the blood drive on-campus so I can give again.
I never thought I would be giving blood. Until my freshman year blood donation was the last thing on my mind. Every year my school done a blood drive twice a year. At the time I was to young to give blood. It wasn't until my Junior year I could. Since then I have gave blood three times. After each time I felt better about myself because I was helping someone who really needed. It feels great helping people. You could be a miracle for someone who is in desperate need. Feels GREAT!!! I would highly recommend getting over your fear of needle (if you have a fear of them) and give blood, cause doing so saves three lives.
I'm a Hero, You can be One Too!
by Aja Nicely
I did not know how big of a help I could be to someone else's life until I began donating blood. I feel really good after I donate blood because I know my blood is in demand because I'm O+ and I may have been able to save someone's life.
My first time.
This was actually the first time I ever gave blood. About a month later I received my donor card in the mail. I found out that I was a type o negative. Which meant I was a universal donor.
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