Saturday, September 12, 2009

Will You Donate Blood?

For years,Gallup polls have reported that 40 percent of Americans attend a church every Sunday.
New studies suggest that the number is actually only half that.
Still, even at 20%, that number dwarfs the number of Americans that donate blood. According to the American Red Cross, only 3 out of every 100 people in the U.S. donate blood.
I would have thought that those of us who recognize God would recognize the importance of helping our fellow man. The blood given to groups such as the Red Cross or Blood Assurance can save lives. It doesn't cost you a dime and usually takes less than an hour.

There is no substitute for human blood.

You can donate double red cells every 112 days, whole blood every 56 days or platelets every 2 weeks.

I recently read that the most common reason given for NOT donating blood is "because I wasn't asked." OK. You can't use that excuse now, because I'm asking.....will you donate blood?

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