Saturday, September 11, 2010
September 11 Blood Donation
I started donating blood while in college and try to donate at least 4 times a year. I never realized just how important it was until several years ago when my dad needed blood over a holiday weekend and there was trouble getting what he needed. I have made it a point the last few years to try to schedule my donations around holiday weekends. Since we are always out of town on Labor Day, I try to schedule it for the following week. A few years ago it occured to me that there was no better way to honor those that lost their lives than by giving blood on September 11th. This was my fourth year giving blood on this day, it is a tradition that I plan on continuing. If you have never given blood, it is painless, doesn't take long and can save someones life.