Saving Lives, One Donation at a Time


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"Hope for the best, but expect the worse." We all hope that it will never be us. The person lying in a hospital bed after a nearly fatal accident, clinging to life by a bare thread. The person who suffers from complications during an emergency surgery and requires a vital blood transfusion. The parent leaning over an incubator encasing their infant child who is fighting for their life. Just a few of the situations where a blood donation can be, quite literally, a matter of life or death. That person could be me. The person could be you. It most certainly has been at least one person you have known and loved in your lifetime.

Blood donations are responsible for saving millions of lives each and every single year. Recipients include pregnant women, babies---and, of course, parents that are just like us. And you can provide the sustenance which can change and save lives. One in every seven individuals who enter a hospital requires a blood transfusion. Currently, blood supplies are low nationwide, making it a more critical time than ever before to donate. And while donations are always essential, they are especially important to make during the summer months, when the number of blood donations typically drop off at a significant rate of 20%. Every blood type is valuable and in demand, which means that you can help by donating no matter what your blood type is. At Blood Centers of the Pacific, donating is made easy and convenient by catering to your schedule.

To get started, you simply go to the Blood Centers of the Pacific website. Fill out the form---it only takes a few seconds, I promise---and you will be contacted by an individual from Blood Centers of the Pacific. They will be available to answer any questions, and get everything set up so you can schedule an appointment to make a donation of whole blood, platelets, or plasma (or all of the above!). You can donate with confidence knowing that Blood Centers of the Pacific has provided service to donors for 75 years, and has been an essential link between blood donors and patients in need. Your donation will take less than an hour, and you can leave knowing that your generosity will make a difference!



For every one time you are able to make a donation of blood, you are responsible for saving, not just one, but up to three lives. It is the perfect way to give back to your community, pay it forward, and do overall good! Charitable monetary donations are not a viable options for every family, as many may be living paycheck-to-paycheck. Becoming a blood donor is a way to participate in charity that does not cost a cent, while also providing our children with a great example of how we can always find ways to be involved and contribute to our community. Not to mention how beautiful it is to think that sharing a little piece of yourself, which can appear so small a thing, can change the lives of others. Go a step further and find a way to make donating all your own, and get others on board. For example, build excitement around it by making a party out of it and involve those you know and love by raising awareness of the need and importance of blood donations. Settle on a fun reward to participate in together after donating, whether it's a trip to the park, or treating yourself to a cupcake at the new bakery you've been eyeing! Talk to your family, friends, and neighbors.

Someone in the United States is in need of a blood transfusion every two seconds. That is an astounding 86,400 Americans, and together we can help. Become a part of the movement!
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14 comments

  1. Donating blood is always good. I have low blood pressure so I wonder if I can still donate blood.

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  2. Wow that is so amazing, it is so simple but so important that we can donate blood and help others who really need it.

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  3. Thanks for sharing this informative post.
    I would love to give blood, but I can't because of my blood. However, my spouse gives blood and he is perfect with his. He has the universal kind.

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  4. I sadly cannot donate blood and while my other half used to he can't either. I definitely however, would if I could.

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  5. I haven not yet donated blood because I was unable to. But my dad was a prolific blood donor, and I plan to when I can.

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  6. Donating blood literally can save lives. I never got into the habit of donating blood when I was younger as I was never allowed. Back then if you had Type 1 Diabetes they would not accept your blood. I have heard this has changed so I need to look into it! Thank you for the reminder!

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  7. I'm a donor and I'm happy that I can help people out! Your post reminds me that I can donate again in a month! :)

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  8. I donate blood and plasma when I can. I think it is so important for those who are able to provide this service. My children and myself have all benefited from it, so I see how important it is.

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  9. I used to donate blood regularly, but sadly with all my travelling to foreign countries (including India, The Gambia, Colombia and Puerto Rico), I'm not in a position to donate blood at the moment :( x

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  10. Donating blood is a great way to give back. My fmaily signs up to do this whenever it is available in our area.

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  11. Every chance I get I totally love supporting good causes. I wish more campaigns and brands take more initiative like this. I will look this up.

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  12. we all know that blood always save life, It's in my list to share my blood.

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  13. As someone who has had family who have needed a blood transfusion, blood drives are so important. I try to donate as much I can to do my part.

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  14. Yes! I love this! I currently can't donate because I'm pregnant but I've already looked up a drive near me for once baby is here!

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