There are a few things anyone can do in order to make a contribution to the society. One of the most important is blood donation. It is important to know that your blood can save another people’s life. Unfortunately, the American Red Cross is now seeking for blood donors as the situation seems to be critical.
- The American Red Cross is seeking blood donors as the situation seems to be critical.
- Help other humans by donating blood. It causes you no harm and this way you can really help others who need surgeries or suffer from chronical diseases.
Red Cross made the first announcement of blood shortage in July when thousand of people responded and donated their blood. But the problem has not been solved as a critical blood shortage remains. This happens because the blood is distributed to hospitals faster than people are donating blood. This way, there is a constant need for blood.
Hospitals must be prepared for emergencies and this means a lot of blood products.So, no matter what blood type you have, go and donate because that will help many people who are going to make surgeries, organ transplants or other chronical diseases like cancer and leukemia.
There are some things you should know if you want to donate blood. First of all, you should be in good general health which means you are feeling well, do not have a chronic condition or diseases that can be transmitted. Another requirement would be to at least 17 years old. This rule applies to most of the states, even though if you are 16 years old you can donate, with parental consent. Weight is important too. If your weight less than 110 lbs you won’t be able to donate as you may not feel very well after that.
Another important thing to know is your blood type. You can find out what is yours when you will go to donate. The required group must be the same while transplanting otherwise the transplantation is not efficient. Even so, if you have the O-group blood you are a universal donor. Meanwhile, if you have the AB blood you are a universal receiver.
Donating blood should be our human duty. This way, we can help other people live too and it will cause us no harm. The body can repair the loss within a few days which is great because that means that you can donate multiple times (you should wait for 56 before making a new blood donation). So don’t forget: Red Cross is seeking for blood donors and you can be one of them.
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