July 19, 2013
I have been giving blood for quite some time now and over the last few years, I have been giving platelets too. Not sure why I started, but I did and have been a "habitual" blood donor ever since. It is a great (and easy) way to help give back to the community, but up until recently, I really didn't realize just how important it was. Days after the Marathon Bombings here in Boston, I received an email from the Red Cross stating that the blood I recently gave was being sent to Beth Israel to help someone in need!! That was such a wonderful feeling, especially during such a tragic time. Please give blood/platelets, its an easy and pain free way to help someone in need and it feels good to make a difference!