Give The Gift Of Life, Donate Blood!

I work for Blood Assurance a regional blood center that serves Tennessee, Georgia, Virginia and Alabama. We provided blood for patients injured during the shootings of July 16, 2015 here in Chattanooga. Emergencies are not the only time when blood is needed and the need for blood is constant. Every donation helps 3 lives and that is awesome.

Some folks can give while others can’t. We all have a part to play in making our world better. Giving your time and talents is a noble thing that benefits our greater global community. For me, donating blood is something I enjoy doing.

Author: Tony "T-Bird" Burgess

Hi there, my name is Tony Burgess from Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA. I am a believer, bleeding-heart, idealist and blogger. I'm married to Laura and Cody is our dog. Daily I work for a blood bank. My blog is where I chronicle and curate the sacred, serious and silly things in my life. I am a member of The Episcopal Church. Thank you for connecting with me. Grace, peace, and love!

5 thoughts on “Give The Gift Of Life, Donate Blood!”

  1. I tried giving blood when I first turned 17, but we discovered that my body is greedy and just can’t handle losing a pint of blood (leading to me being sick, fainting, and being ill for two days). However, I encourage all my friends and family to go donate blood! What happened to me was so rare, and I have heart problems anyway so we knew I might not be suitable to donate. But it takes about 15 minutes to get a pint of blood, you hardly feel the needle, and you get free food afterwards 😛 But seriously, those 15 minutes could save so many people’s lives! Thanks for encouraging people to donate 🙂

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  2. Yeah, I want to try that when I am older 🙂 Right now, losing blood may cause problems for me for health reasons, I have only started to get better physically recently. So in the near future perhaps 😀 🙂 ❤

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  3. I never gave blood, but I was a platelet donor for many years and on the bone marrow donor list, but had to stop and come off the list when I learned I have sarcoidosis. Now I guess I can’t give blood either


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