June 29, 2012
I am very afraid of needles,and never thought about donating blood.But, I came to donate after a mall shooting took place Dec 5,2007; where I worked.One of the men who survived needed lots of blood to help keep him alive. He was very close to me since I had worked in the mall and seen him every day, and we had grown to become friends. I was very scared but pushed myself to donate. I have donated 4 times since then and each time gets better. I recently learned that i have 2x the normal amount of platelets, and after reading about platelets and how they can help others, i have set up appointments to doante platelets every 2 weeks until the end of the year. It is such a simple process, but can help save so many lives. I feel good knowing I can make an impact in other people's lives!