I’ve been regularly donating blood to the Red Cross yearly
This time around I’m also doing it for a friend as a birthday gift
When Gaygay Llido-Velasquez posted about her “Blood, Life.” program — I immediately signed up
I also knew that my body was super-ready — my dieting made sure of that
But I super-hate needles — I dread the thought of being pricked
So when it was time to be tested for my hemoglobin I actually considered backing out
Not only was it painful — it was darn irksome too
But survived it I did — I didn’t even noticed it was all over
The best thing that happened was being photographed with the other donors
A team of police officers in their blue sports attire were all-smiles
We all made a difference that day — the blood we donated could save lives
I was smiling from ear to ear myself — there was just so many men… so little time!
If you still haven’t done this — think about it — just do it
Donating blood is also good for you — your body is resuscitated as new blood is “churned-out”
You may have to be courageous but it’s all about having SINCERE commitment to help
What’s a little prick to worry about? You can save a life.