Monday, January 24, 2011

Your help is needed

"Severe winter weather throughout much of the eastern half of the United States in recent weeks has already caused the cancellation of more than 14,000 blood and platelet donations through the American Red Cross . . . . In fact, the Red Cross says it has not seen its blood supply drop this dramatically at this time of year over the past ten years." *

I just got a call from the Red Cross asking for my help because they need blood. I cannot donate right now because I am not feeling well, and a person must be 100% healthy to donate. However, I assured the person who called me that I would help get word out there.

The Red Cross has issued a national appeal for blood, and they need your help. If you are eligible to donate, please do so. You can click here to find a place near you (if you're in the USA) to donate.

If you are uncertain about whether you are eligible to donate, click here. Note that just because you see something on the list doesn't mean it makes you ineligible. Acupuncture is the first thing on the list, but it's there just to clarify that it does not make you ineligible. :)

All blood types are needed, and it is easy to donate. I speak from experience.

* I grabbed this quote from this webpage.

2 comments:

Magaly Guerrero said...

I went to see the vamp today. I did it right after I was done with my doctor's appointment. Everything went well, and my uric acid levels are NORMAL!!!! The blood donation was funny because right after I was done I had a nosebleed (I was outside playing with someone's dog and it was too cold and too dry, my non-medical opinion is that the cold caused it). Anyway, the vamp laughed at me and told me that maybe I still had too much blood and needed to give some more lol.

I lost a lot of blood when I had my accident, and although my surgeon had not problem getting some for me, I always think that the case could have been different. I don't know who donated the blood I got, but I pay him/her back by passing it forward every three months.

Thanks for posting this; you are a darling.

Oh, I was listening to Vitamin String Quartet version of Lady Gaga's Poker Face, today, and thought of you ;-)

http://www.vitaminrecords.com/web/page.asp?pgs=product&catid=54&id=1455

I know, I'm a dork, and I just comment-jacked your post.

Magaly Guerrero said...

I just twitted this post. I hope it helps.

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