OT Giving Added Weight to my Blood Donations
Hope this finds you well.
I am a periodic blood donor. The Red Cross just cannot get enough of O- blood.
Recently Red Cross called to persuade me to donate. As they had a mobil three blocks from home I signed up.
This phone call started with "Thanks for saving 30 Lives"
I guess they take your # of donations and multiply by 3.
I am happy to donate as this is a vital community activity.
Two saturdays ago my nephew suffered a potentially mortal injury.
"R" is done installing two windows at the clients home and loading up the truck, lifting one of the replaced windows onto the truck, glass breaks and cuts his right bicep to the bone.
Severed Bicep, Severed Nerves and Severed Artery.
Were it not for the quick action of the homeowner, R's worker and two passersby that stopped to help R would certainly have bled to death in the street.
It took surgeons 8 hours to put his arm back together.
It took 5 units of blood to bring him up to the "full" mark.
Sure brings into sharp focus what is important in life.
He's home, still has his right arm and all five digits wiggle on command.
That is the rare win-win-win.
So, if you are a blood donor I say THANKS!
If you have never donated before, please consider it.
How many other things can you think of that take about an hour from your day that can save a life?
Jeff, still fat