Almost Wordless Wednesday – It means a little more today.

I took the time to donate blood back in February. Late last week, I received this in the mail. Even though it’s pretty much a form letter, it still made me feel good.

Now, after the senseless tragedy in Boston, and the call for additional blood donors to help those who are still being treated, it means just a little bit more.

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If you live in the USA, and you have diabetes, and you are, in the words of the American Red Cross, “well controlled on insulin or oral medications”, you may be eligible to donate blood. And I encourage you to consider doing so. You never know when it may be needed.

In addition to being Type 1, I’m Type O Positive. That may mean nothing to many, but may mean the world to others. Consider donating today.
 
 
 

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  • Alanna  On April 17, 2013 at 10:21 am

    Good for you! We are exempt here in Canada unfortunately, and I too am O Positive. I think about it often and hope that Canadian Blood Services will change their ways.

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  • Karen  On April 17, 2013 at 10:47 am

    That is so awesome!! Good for you!

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  • Scott E  On April 17, 2013 at 4:57 pm

    Good for you! I’d give it a shot if I wasn’t ostracized due to my animal-sourced insulin habits from the 1980s.

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  • Scott K. Johnson  On April 17, 2013 at 6:31 pm

    I think that’s pretty special, Stephen, and so good of you to do.

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  • theperfectd  On April 19, 2013 at 10:25 am

    Thank you for giving a bit of yourself!

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