September 09, 2012
People always ask why I give blood because I used to be terrified of needles. I give blood in honor of my mother. My mother was sick for over 20 years and passed away 10 years ago. My mother was the recipient of multiple blood transfusions during her many surgeries. I give blood because people gave her blood that was essential in keeping my mother alive and if I can do that for somebody else I feel like I am doing my part to help in my own little way.