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.
My Pain is Worth It!
I wanted to give blood because I knew by doing so that I would be saving three lives. Even though needles are my biggest fear in the world I knew my couple minutes of pain was worth it. It was also around Christmas time when I was first giving blood and I was about to chicken out because I was so scared; but then the nurse told me you could be keeping someone alive for another Christmas with there family and that truly hit me hard. After giving blood I was so proud of myself and I knew I did the right thing.
I Feel Like A Hero!
I was unable to give blood the first time when my school had a blood drive. However, a month later I went to the center and was able to! I found out that I am a rare blood type, which makes me happy knowing I am one of few who can help. Since then, I have donated once again! It feels amazing to know that I am saving lives, I feel like a superhero.
donations and this much I love it
I have donated blood 3 times this year and love doing it. I save 3 lives every time I donate and I love helping people so this was a big opportunity for me.
First Blood Donation!
My first blood donation was today! I was a little scared about what to expect, but I have to say, it was so easy! The nurses are really nice and my nurse walked me through the whole process. When they told me it was done, I was surprised that it was already over! It was better and less painful than I expected! I can't wait to donate again in 56 days!
Saving Lives with Blood
I want to give blood because I want to save someones life with the blood I know I can share. I am O positive which makes me a universal donor. I can help many people with my blood. Blood comes back it's not like it is gone forever, so why not share what I can give away. I can't save everybody but at least I save some of them with something as simple as giving blood.
Blood saves many life's
In 2005 my dad was in a really bad car accident and had to have 7 pints of blood given to him, if he didn't get that blood he wouldn't be here today, so that is why I give blood.
the hand of a stranger
My family had moved from north carolina to Missouri to start a new life. In april 1997 Shortly after settling down i was in an accident where i got ran over by a riding lawnmower i lost my heel on my left foot. My mother who shares my bllod type could not donate the blood due to a tatto she had recieved. Thats where the red cross came in .After 7 surgeries i started my long recovery. And now at 20 i walk amd run thanks tothe donation made by a stranger. That stranger saved my life. So now i give blood when i can in hopes that iay do the same
Something Left to Give
My dad was a lifelong blood donor, but he had to stop donating when he had problems with his congenital heart disease. Ten years later, he's healthy and eligible to donate again, so he does! I give because he inspires me, because he proves that you always have something left to give.
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