Blood Drive #2
In mid-April, the Charity Guys were back at it saving lives at the blood donor clinic. In an effort to try and raise awareness in the community and ease the fears of first time donors, the Charity Guys assembled 9 more people to donate. For the majority of the individuals, this was their first time donating blood. Meeting just after 1pm, each person was registered at the front desk with shaking hands and racing thoughts forgoing the donation out of total fear. The idea of 610ml of blood being removed through plastic tubes from your body is not the most natural task to accept, but nonetheless a very noble experience once it is all said and done. After each “newbie” donation has been taken people sit in confused awe state of mind at a table eating delicious free cookies and enjoy tropical fruit beverages, thinking to themselves, “that wasn’t so bad after all”.
If you are one of those people who has had thoughts of donating blood before and want to learn more or potential take the leap of faith, this is a great way to experience the living saving event. You will be more than surprised before it is half way through of how easy it is, and how much fun you had hanging out with the team! We hope to see you at the next blood drive, and don’t forget donations can be made every 56 days.