WHY YOU SHOULD SHARE YOUR BLOOD

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WHY YOU SHOULD SHARE YOUR BLOOD

Nathan Janson

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LMCHS– Monday, November 27, is the first Key Club blood drive of this school year. Now many of you may be asking yourselves, “should I donate blood?” Then answer is definitely.

Donating blood is a safe, painless way to help others and save lives. I personally have donated blood and I honestly was a little bit scared at first, but one my blood started going through I realized that there was absolutely nothing to be scared of.

This simple act can make a big difference between life and death for many innocent people. For example, if you donate blood it could be used in blood transfusions that save women with complication of pregnancy, heal children with severe anaemia (because of malaria or malnutrition), and help save the lives of cancer patients.

As students of Lake Michigan Catholic and followers of Christ, we are called to help those in need. Now, you may be scared, but what’s more important, your fear of needles or another person’s life.

Zach Rogers, Senior, is a member of Key Club and has donated blood in the past. He says that donating blood is not something to be afraid of, but rather a way of saving lives.

“Every pint of blood you donate you can save 3 lives,” said Rogers, and after donating blood, it “feels good to have possibly saved three lives.”

Also, another great part about donating blood is missing class and getting lots of great snacks. Who wouldn’t want to miss an English test or skip out on math homework? Also, after a person if done donating blood, they get to sit around for another 30 minutes eating cookies and drinking juice.

The average adult has 10 pints of blood in their body, so what’s the big deal if just lose a small fraction of it. Giving this small portion of your blood can mean the difference between life and death for people in need, so head down to the Rose Center on November 27th and save a life.

 

Works Cited

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