- A blood donation occurs when a healthy person voluntarily has blood drawn and used for transfusions or made into medications by a process called fractionation.
I cannot donate blood because medical science does not know enough about the disease from which my mother died. But, I wonder how many members of the church in which the American Red Cross collected blood would be able? I wonder how many people drove by the church’s facility, not knowing that the bloodmobile was there, or not caring? What can be said about the folks who did venture across traction-challenged roads, to donate?
I seriously urge everyone who is able, to donate whole blood, platelets or plasma as often as you can. These products and the many by-products that are made from them cannot be synthesized and there is always a shortage. Especially if you are a rare blood type or O Neg. which is Universal Donor. I also encourage everyone to consider getting on the Red Cross’s National Bone Marrow Donor Registry.
AlienZen’s recent donation prompted me to address this issue. Good for you, Mike!