I never even gave it any serious thought until just a few years ago. I am not a big fan of needles so the idea of donating blood didn’t exactly thrill me! Conceptually I knew that donating blood was an honorable and right thing to do – an important, very needed thing to do – it just wasn’t for me.
But once we started hosting quarterly blood drives as a church, I felt like I ran out of excuses. I needed to donate in order to be an example to our congregation. I did it, and guess what? It was easy. It didn’t take long. And it was painless. (Okay, maybe a slight pinch – but that’s it, I promise!) I have been giving blood regularly ever since.
How about you? Have you ever donated blood? You can literally have a direct role in saving someone else’s life! Please think about it. Pray about it. I hope you will go for – once you do, I don’t think you’ll have any regrets.
Our next blood drive is this Sunday, October 12, from 8 AM – 12:30 PM here at ACC. All healthy adults, 17 years and older, may donate. A photo ID is required.
Because of my visit to Mozambique this past summer, I am disqualified from donating blood for one full year. Bummer. Would you be willing to take my place?