Did you know each day, an average of 75 people receive organ transplants. However, an average of 20 people die each day waiting for transplants that can't take place because of the shortage of donated organs.
Did you know that nearly 60% of the American population is able to donate blood but on average only a total of 5% do?
Did you know that 1 out of every 3 people will need a life-saving transfusion during their lifetime?
Did you know that each day about 3,000 patients worldwide with leukemia, aplastic anemia or other fatal blood diseases are searching for a life-saving bone marrow match?
Did you know YOU can make a difference?
See you for the Letter E!
Great post and a great message!ReplyDelete
Great post! So important to fill out your organ donor cards, donating blood is such a sefless and simple thing to do. I'm anemic therefore I am unable to do the latter, but I have on several occasions have told my family members my wishes to donate my organs...ReplyDelete
You are just awesome.ReplyDelete
Excellent choice for Letter D! (I'm still on "C" and woefully behind.)ReplyDelete
Great post. Thank you for sharing these resources.ReplyDelete
Thank you everyone! I'll be having a blood drive at my firehouse on September 8th if anyone wants to come! Yes, I know some of you are out of state and overseas!ReplyDelete
What a WONDERFUL post! I can't donate organs or blood, but I REALLY appreciate people who do. =)ReplyDelete
Here via A to Z challenge and can I say this was a great 'd' day post. I'm definitely an organ donor have signed my card and made my wishes known to my family. I'm on the marrow registry for about 15 yrs now. I haven't been as faithful about donating blood, but I'm gonna find a drive and do it asap in your honor. Thanks for the reminder!ReplyDelete
India - Understood. You can always help spread the word!ReplyDelete
Michelle - That means the world to me. I spend a lot of time asking but you never actually know if anyone goes out and does anything about it. Thanks so much!
Great post! :)ReplyDelete
New follower from the A-Z challenge. Nice to meet you.
I'm a proud blood donor, and I hate needles. I tough it out. Good luck with the challenge!ReplyDelete
Wow - this was an awesome post. Inspiring actually - makes me want to get out there and make a difference.ReplyDelete
New follower from A-Z - nice to meet you!
Excellent post. People need to be more aware. But wait till I tell you....did you know neither I nor husband and four adult children are allowed donate blood in the US. We are all from Ireland....so blood banks will not except our blood. They think we are all contaminated with Mad Cows Disease!ReplyDelete
Margo - Thank you and welcome!ReplyDelete
Laura - You rock! Awesome job. Thank you for coming!
Alison - I'm so glad! Nice to meet you too!
Ann - Wow. I had to go check on your story and there it was in black and white! Not eligible. Well, I love that you're from Ireland and I don't care what your cows are mad about! I do know that the cows can swim in Ireland, maybe that's what they are so pissed about! Thanks for coming and sharing.
I give blood as often as I can! Thanks for the reminder of all the other things we can do!ReplyDelete
Great message and excellent post for "D".ReplyDelete
Heather, thank-you, thank-you, and thank-you again for bringing this important issue to your fellow blogger's attention. It is an issue that is close to my heart and hits home...I'm a mortician and it really makes me sad to see so many organs and other viable body parts go into the ground or the crematorium. The potential to save countless lives dies with deceased.ReplyDelete
I can't donate blood in the US b/c I lived in London for a short while. Something about mad cow disease. As for my organs, I am a donor according to my driver's license. Does that count?ReplyDelete
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Heather - Awesome and thanks!ReplyDelete
Janet - I appreciate that. Thanks for coming.
Kelly - It rarely crosses ones mind until they or their family member need something. Such an important job that you do, thank you.
Samantha - It all counts in the end! Poor discriminated cows in Europe! One bad apple, you know?
Thanks for coming by everyone!