Did you know that a leukemia patient requires an average of 8 blood bags a week? Or that someone in a serious car accident can need up to 50 bags? Blood donations are needed across Canada and as CBS preaches: it’s in you to give.
Donating blood has been a goal of mine for about a year now; a goal which I was finally able to realize following my seventeenth birthday a few weeks ago! The whole process takes about one hour and the staff treats you like royalty your entire visit. And to those afraid of needles: you barely feel a thing – just the tiniest pinch. Plus, at the end you get juice and cookies. Deal breaker right there.
For more details on donating and local donor clinics, see the Canadian Blood Services website.
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