Life is like a sandcastle something beautiful here for awhile & then gone, but the impression it makes on others can last forever.

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Most Important Thing I Have Ever Posted

This is the most important thing I have ever posted. My question is will you be the one? Will you be the one when someone else life depends on it? Will you be the one to save a life? Will you be the one to give blood? 

Someone in this world was the one for my mom who was told 30 years ago she would never be able to take blood with her Lupus. Her blood type is hard to come by especially with so many antibodies in it. It took 3 days to get blood and the nurse said sometimes it take up to 7 days to find a match. They got 2 pints of blood for her and her body took it and there was no extra for her biopsy. Which she got today, and we are praying for good news. So thankful for medical advancement.

If you want to do something good for someone else give blood, you may save a child, a mother, a father, grandmother, etc. One day it may be someone you love there. I give blood ever chance I get and now I will go out of my way to do so.

To the stranger or two strangers that gave blood that my mom received, I wish I could give you a hug and say thank you. I watched her take your blood and do not know your name or recognized your face in a crowd. My family sing praises for you loud. You will not hear them, but you should know you helped our family's love to continue to grow. Donors are special people, bless your hearts.

Giving blood doesn't cost a thing. Did you know March Is Red Cross Month? Check out the Red Cross to find out more and other helpful tips. 

Who knows your blood may have just the right formula to save a life. 

Disclosure: This post is 100% what on my mind and not sponsored by anyone.


Leenburke said...

Wow, I had no idea that if you have Lupus it's so hard to get blood. Thanks for sharing this.

April G said...

Thank you for this reminder. My mom encouraged me to start donating blood when I turned 16, and I used to go with her every couple of months to donate (as I am O-negative, the universal donor type). I continued in college and then here and there at the local Red Cross center after I graduated, but I honestly have not given blood in years. Not since before my first son was born almost four years ago. This was a good reminder that I need to get back out there and donate. Best wishes to your mom and your family.

Unknown said...

I worked for the Red Cross as a lab tech for many years (seems a life time ago). I have moved into a another profession and have to say no job has ever given me the sense of satisfaction that I got working for the Red Cross. Whether it was my work or giving blood just knowing you are helping someone is a powerful feeling.

Best wishes to your family may your Mom have a complete recovery.


jamie braun said...

i give blood whenever there is a blood drive in my area.. my aunt has Lupas, so I understand what you are going through.