December 11, 2009
I have been giving blood for over 39 years. Recently I have learned that I have CMV free blood. This is critical for new born or young children who need blood and the Red Cross taps me every chance they can. I don't mind though. When I see my 6 grandchildren it reminds me of how important it is to give my blood to those young children who need it or to another that needs to remain CMV free. If you have CMV free blood and can qualify to give blood, I encourage you to do so. It's one of the best gifts you can ever give. I can sleep better at night knowing my blood can make a difference.