Thursday, May 12, 2016

I'm Needed!

I received a call from the Red Cross recently and thought it was just their standard request for coming to donate.  How odd that they would call during our short stay in the area.

It was explained that there was someone in the area that was facing surgery and would need large volumes of blood.  And not just any freaky kind.

I'm AB Positive, found in only 3.4% of the population, so I felt pretty special being personally invited to come in an donate.

It's good to be wanted.

Long Live the Bloody Queen


  1. Wow. Bill is also AB+. He has always donated regularly. He used to organize blood donation drives, too. Good for you and others.

  2. Bloody good show. Are you still here?

    1. We are here until May 31st - then leave on June 1st. I had hoped to see you at shul, but then I got the email that Prombaum's were going to be out of town. I do need to see you before we head off just wouldn't be complete.

  3. That is very kind of you to donate, you are literally saving a life or lives.

  4. Back in the '70s, I, along with a group of co-workers, donated to help charge the heart-lung machine to support a stranger's complicated surgery; the hospital wanted fresh blood. It's one of the few times I knew where my donation went. Even we very common A Positives can help.

  5. What a great feeling to know that you can save lives. And you're right. It's a wonderful feeling knowing that we are needed. You have a wonderful afternoon, hugs, Edna B.