To the editor:
Have you ever thought what would happen if nobody donated blood?
It would have a huge impact on the world as we know it. No more blood for accident victims. No more blood for people needing surgery. No more blood and blood products for critically ill people. No more blood for cancer patients. No more blood for sick children.
The lack of blood would mean a lot of these people would die.
Simple as that. Life or death.
Most people have a friend or loved one who have had blood transfusions, some a little, some a lot. Can you imagine if that person had not had access to blood when they needed it? You may have lost them forever.
Most people do not stop to think about how much blood is needed each and every day to ensure this does not happen.
Most people do not donate blood.
Did you know that, of all the eligible donors in Canada, three per cent donate? Only three per cent!
So, next time you think you are too busy or too scared to donate, think of what I have just told you. Approximately one hour every eight weeks could make the difference between life or death for someone.
One hour to save up to four lives. Call and make an appointment today, don’t put it off. The next person you save could be you!
Call 1-888-2donate (1-888-236-6283)