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I work for the Walt Disney Company and one of the things we do is try to give back to our local communities. The company I work for makes it so incredibly easy to give blood because they allow the American Red Cross to come directly to our workplace.. In the last year, I have been able to donate blood three times and I can say each time I feel very proud to be able to help someone. Now that I know how important giving blood is, I try to do it whenever the bus comes.
I was surprised at just how easy it is to give blood through the American Red Cross. It doesn’t take a lot of time either and I leave each time feeling great about what I have done.
Did you know that three out of every 100 Americans will donate blood? Yet, every two seconds one American needs blood. That really does mean that there are not enough people donating blood.
A, B and O are our main blood groups, and when not enough people donate blood, hospital shelves may be empty when a critical patient arrives. Which means we need more donors who are A, B and O blood groups.
Kids battling cancer, accident victims being raced into emergency rooms, new moms with complicated childbirths. They all may need lifesaving blood right now. What if their blood type wasn’t available?
This summer, I’d like to encourage you to give back. We donate to local food pantries and I try to get my kids involved too by finding projects in our community to be involved in. Donating blood is another great way to give back and save lives. I will continue to give blood since I do have one of those missing blood types that are so desperately needed.
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I’m excited to join in this movement with Boise Paper, a partner with the American Red Cross, to help supply thousands of hospitals across the country with blood products every day.