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Today Is World Blood Donor Day — Please Consider Donating Your Blood Somewhere In The World

June 14th, 2009 · No Comments

Today, Sunday June 14th, is my parents 50th anniversary. And they said it wouldn’t last…Congratulations and thank you mom & dad. It is also World Blood Donor Day.  And as someone who over the past seven months has benefited from a lot of blood, I hope you will consider donating wherever you are reading this in the world. I know it is not fun to have your arm pricked (I had it done twice on Wednesday and grimaced both times), but the pain passes quickly and you will doing a great thing for someone else. As I (a previously very periodic donor) found out, you never know when you’ll need some plasma yourself.

On its website, the American Red Cross has information about giving blood. It also has a site,, and a toll-free number, 1-800-448-3543, to find blood drives in your area. The American Association of Blood Banks also has a website which allows you to search by zip codes for places (like hospitals) where you can donate blood and platelets. It is a relatively easy way that all of us can contribute to our society’s preparedness for emergencies. And personally, I (and my parents) thank you in advance.

World Blood Donor Day Poster

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