If You Can, Do

Like getting my driver’s license, I couldn’t wait until I was old enough to donate blood. It’s such an easy way to save someone’s life. Not only are you benefiting the recipient, but if your blood saves their life, their family and friends, also.

Unfortunately, that easy-to-do charitable event ground to a halt. In addition to being anemic – not uncommon with rheumatoid arthritis – I was taking medications that precluded me from donating.

I don’t know what the rules are now and whether I’d still be turned away at the door, but that’s something I’m going to look into in January.

Canadian Blood Services uses the slogan, “It’s in you to give”, which I think is brilliant – lover of puns, that I am.

Image courtesy of Siewlian.

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