We just got home from our 8th successful Blood Donor Clinic! I, unfortunately, couldn't donate again today due to low iron...so frustrating but I don't know if I'll be able to donate until I start getting some sleep (Mr.B).
I am so touched each 56 days when we go to Canadian Blood Services because they are always SO welcoming and SO happy to see us (Mr.B) back.
I am also so touched at my wonderful family and friends that troop down there with us, tirelessly, and give a piece of themselves in honour of our son. I hear so many times from people when I tell them how we run blood clinics every 56 days to honour the life saving blood that B received (35 transfusions in his first 10 weeks of life, 37 transfusions total), that they 'have been meaning to'. Well people, GET OFF YOUR BUTTS! Blood is in constant need in this country (as it is worldwide) and there will come a day (if not already) where someone you know and love will need a transfusion to possibly save their lives. It only takes an hour total and you are quite possibly saving someone's life. Think about that for a moment if you will, ONE HOUR of your time is EQUAL to someone's LIFE. (Okay, I'll get off my soapbox!)
|Mr.B's handsome Daddy donating for Gavin|
|Dana, ACH Volunteer Extraordinaire and Friend|
|Gorgeous Jenn-a-belle, Friend Extraordinaire|
|Kelsey-kins (and baby Araya hiding behind B), Special Needs |
Asst/Aide Extraordinaire and Friend
|Tania Teacher Extraordinaire and Friend|
Like I said, get off those butts people! If you can't give blood, go out and perform and act of kindness, just because! We can all make the world a better place! :)
From our home to yours.