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There Are Some Important Letters Missing Right Now

by Bill Sweeney

Blood Is Life

When it comes to treating people for diseases and injury, there are few things that are more important than having enough of a blood supply. Blood donations can literally mean the difference between life and death for thousands and thousands of people each and every year. It’s that important.

Blood donation centers across the country are part of a global effort to raise awareness about the importance of giving blood. Your blood matters – especially during the summer when donation rates drop by as much as 20% in the U.S. making the need even more critical.

Without our As, Bs, ABs and Os – without you – it’s harder to help sick people, stock hospitals, treat diseases or be there in a crisis. I know my blood type is O negative, the universal donor, so I try my best to donate as often as possible.

How You Can Help

Giving is safe and simple. It takes less than an hour to donate blood and your one pint of blood can save up to three lives.

Whether you’re an A or a B, an AB or an O, patients need your type. Sign up to donate today!!!

Find Out How You Can Help

Check out how you can donate blood MissingTypeUS.org or simply search #DonateBlood and #MissingType today!

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There Are Some Important Letters Missing Right Now was last modified: June 11th, 2018 by Bill Sweeney

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11 comments

Stacie June 12, 2018 - 10:09 AM

This is so important! Not enough people give blood these days. I give whenever I can, and I’ve taught my kids that giving is important, too.

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Ora Lee Gurr June 12, 2018 - 12:26 PM

Donating blood, as you say, is important. I was really delighted to find out I got a free juice and 2 yummy cookies in exchange for some of my AB- blood. Thanks for the great reminder of ways to help others without digging out the checkbook.

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Joyce Brewer June 12, 2018 - 12:45 PM

When I was a reporter in Mississippi we would cover stories on how much blood donations went down in the summer. Thanks for the reminder that more folks need to donate.

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Brandy June 12, 2018 - 3:58 PM

My oldest is going to start donating blood when she turns 16, I guess you can start that young if you have parental consent. I think it’s important to share this info, because most of us forget or don’t realize what’s involved or how much need for blood there is 🙂

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Dogvills June 12, 2018 - 4:55 PM

Donating blood not only saves lives but it also has health benefits for the donors. Once we donate blood, our bodies will compensate for the “loss” and produce new and healthy red blood cells. My sons and daughter do this regularly. I wish I could donate, but with all the medications I am taking, (plus being diabetic), I don’t think I’d qualify as a donor.

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Danielle Smith June 12, 2018 - 5:25 PM

I think it’s very important to donate blood, if possible. It’s a great thing to teach our kids, that our blood can save a life.

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Kelly Hutchinson June 12, 2018 - 8:34 PM

I try to donate blood as often as I can. I have a friend from high school who is dedicated to giving blood on a regular basis.

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Theresa June 12, 2018 - 9:07 PM

My daughter’s school hosts a blood drive several times a year and they are our city’s largest contributor. I try to give as often as possible.

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Shannon Gurnee June 12, 2018 - 11:03 PM

I think it’s an awesome thing when people donate blood. I would love to donate blood when I have the chance. Thanks for sharing.

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Toni | Boulder Locavore June 13, 2018 - 1:13 AM

This is a great reminder. Donating blood is a great way to help!

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Kiwi June 13, 2018 - 1:41 AM

I wish I could but I have a phobia of needles. It freaks me out but I hope there are other stronger people who can donate more.

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