Donating blood is a selfless act. It always has been, and until we are able to create something that can be a safe substitute for human blood, the act of donating blood is a crucial call to action that relatively few people actually answer.
Three out of four American citizens will need at least one blood transfusion in their lives, at some point. Out of all the population of the United States, only thirty-six percent of individuals are eligible to donate, and an even smaller percentage actually do donate their blood.
At one of our last blood drives, I decided it was time to make a video of myself donating to show the world how easy it is for someone that is in relatively good health to donate blood. I was well-hydrated and had a good iron-rich meal within four hours of donating. Without further delay, I give to you my only experience on camera donating a whole blood donation at an Incept company blood drive.
So what did you think? If you are already a blood donor then you know how easy it is to give the gift of life in the form of a blood donation. Hopefully if you’ve never donated blood before, this video will inspire you to contribute your first whole blood donation.
You are saving up to three lives, and, at the very least, you are making life conditions better for someone else.
Think about it!