Saturday, June 17, 2017

Become A Donor And Save Lives Through An American Red Cross Blood Drive

By Anna Kelly

There are many quiet heroes in our world today. People who have changed lives by doing something that everyday citizens can do and make a difference. These people are active in the American Red Cross Blood Drive and it has made all the difference to many people from all walks of life.

By giving blood you can help area hospitals to save lives that hang in the balance during an accident or other emergencies. This is the importance of participating in the drive and becoming a donor. Your donation can help those victims by giving them this life-saving substance they need in acute emergencies. There is always a need for donors and you can help.

To become a donor is easy. You simply provide your identification and pass a simple health screening by one of the agencies staff members. You can also participate by hosting and event yourself. This may take considerably more time but is well worth the effort.

You could become an advocate speaking in the community about the need for donors and get participants to come far and wide. By spreading the word you are helping to bring awareness to the community of how they can help save lives just be becoming an active donor. You could lead by example and set the stage for future generations of donors and other participants.

If you choose to become a donor, you will find that the process is simple and easy and does not take a lot of time. The staff with the participating agency will walk you through the process and all you need to provide is some form of identification and go through a simple health screening given by the healthcare attendants and you are all set.

Accident victims often need blood or it's by-products. Hospitals always have a need for blood and often this supply runs short in the case of area disasters. This is why it is important to donate and get others to participate as well in keeping these supplies on hand for future needs. When supplies run short it becomes an acute emergency and donors are needed right away. Sometimes hospitals must ask family members to donate in case there are no supplies that match the victim's blood type.

At some point in time, we all may need blood and it is good knowing that there are active participants willing to donate on a regular basis to keep this supply on hand for when we may need it ourselves. Helping the community to understand this through advocating is important. By being a donor or host you can get the word out by showing people how they can participate and help in saving lives in their community. The time and effort it takes is not much, just by letting a friend or neighbor know, you are helping to spread the word.

You can learn about this organization today through a phone call or visit their website. A staff member will be happy to assist you and answer any questions that you may have about becoming a donor or hosting an event. They have many resources available and you will learn a lot and feel like you are an active member of your community.

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