October 07, 2012
My father was a blood donor and recipient, battling cancer and needing blood often. My father's father and Mother's father would both also need blood in months leading up to their passing and that's why I'm a donor. I understand the need as much as anybody, and I'll always be thankful for the people that gave the blood that kept my fathers comfortable and for what it's worth, healthy. Because of the blood donors that gave to them, I will give blood and continue to until I can't any longer. To all of those who are long time donors: Thank you.