March 01, 2013
I have donated blood for years and enjoyed the abstract idea that I was saving 3 lives each time I donated. It wasn't until I was on the receiving end that the need and importance of blood donation went from being an abstract idea to a reality. After a tough labor, delivery and, evenutally, c-section I was in need of units of blood and because of wonderful blood donors I was able to get that blood. Blood donation is even more important to me now than ever.