November 09, 2012
I've donated blood many times, starting when I was 17 years old. When I was 20, I had some complications while delivering my daughter and I needed a blood transfusion. While I was in the O.R., I heard the staff discussing their low volume of blood in my type resulting from my transfusion. It made it even more real to me when my newborn baby needed a blood transfusion a few days later. That just made me realize how important it really is when I donate blood.