|Before I donated, they checked my hemoglobin: all good!|
“Just letting you know I've recovered enough to become aware of things like this. Keith (my husband) mentioned it to me and I think it's great that you are all involved in this. In the end I received many units of blood - well over 100. I am still in hospital and will be here for an unknown period of time but it's nice to know there's so much support out there!”
This post is a call to action. I would like you to go to the Canadian Blood Services website & figure out if you're eligible to donate. The basics to donate are:
- You must be at least 17 years of age, in general good health, and feeling well on the day of your donation.
- You must weigh at least 50 kg (110 lb).
- The minimum time between blood donations is 56 days (8 weeks).
- You must have a hemoglobin of at least 125 g/L.
|I got a zipper pull after my third blood donation.|
If you are not eligible to donate, please help spread the word (share this post on social media, intiate a conversation on Twitter & use the hashtags #bloggersforblood & #alotoflovesformarilyn, urge your friends in person to donate) or volunteer with Canadian Blood Services.