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The last time that I donated blood was during my junior year of high school. The school held an annual blood drive and I signed up for it, probably out of some sense of “I’m not afraid to donate blood, just watch how not afraid I am!” But, of course, I was. 620 more words

Life In California

An Australian railway man saved more than 2 million babies—including his own grandchild—with a simple donation of blood

James Harrison. Photo by: Australian Red Cross

An Australian man who required blood transfusions to survive surgery as a teenager decided to repay the kindness of strangers by becoming a blood donor himself. 631 more words


Good People Doing Good Things -- Big 'n Little

Today, believe it or not, I found some good people to write about!  You’re shocked, I can tell.  These stories have no particular thread, no theme, they just … are.  694 more words

Social Commentary

Why everyone who can give blood, should give blood.

The blood you donate gives someone another chance at life. One day that someone may be a close relative, a friend, a loved one—or even you.

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Donating Blood Isn’t As Scary As You Think

As someone with serious anxiety, I can’t pretend that I did not avoid donating blood for years because of the whole stage I had set in my head. 580 more words

Blood Donors and Don'ts

I had one of my most brilliant and most heroic ideas last week immediately after finishing a grueling bike ride.

Normally my brilliant and heroic ideas come during grueling bike rides, rather than after. 857 more words

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