March 20, 2013
A few years ago we had a police officer get shot along the Oregon coast. He was life flighted to a hospital in Portland and in the news story that evening it was reported that he had been given 10 unites of blood just to get him to the hospital alive. As I was listening to this I remembered that I had given blood a week or two before this incident. I thought about this as I was listening to an interview with the officer's daughter and how she was so greatful to every one who had helped save her father's life. It dawned on me that if our blood types were the same then I could have been one of the people who helped save her father. The thought made me feel really good.