Donating blood is one of the greatest gifts you can ever give.
Sure, its anonymous and no one will send you a thank you card, but deep down you know you are saving lives.
A life of someone that is loved or needed by someone else.
A life that could be cut short without an hour of your time and a pint of your blood.
While blood donors are needed throughout the year, they are most needed during holidays and in the summer. It is during these times that the number of donations declines while the demand continues or even increases.
Going hand in hand with this life saving gift is becoming a bone marrow donor and an organ donor.
Joining the National Marrow Donor Program is as easy as a cheek swab and some paper work. The donation process is quite simple these days and practically pain free.
Helping a person triumph over their cancer, or other life-threatening disease, is worth any discomfort.
Not everyone agrees, and not everyone is eligible, but those of us that are ready, willing and able shouldn't wait another moment to get involved.
Be The Match
American Red Cross
New York Blood Center
Community Blood Services