Brother, Sister, Can You Spare a Pint?

This is a brief post because I am in the middle grading hell over here. Always happens when the first seminar is over. I’ll be back later to let y’all know what happened with Katie’s appointment, but for now I want to draw everyone’s attention to a blood drive that is going on at MaMiC MoMMy’s place.

This is a cause that is close to my heart because without blood drives and a good blood supply I would not be here now. When the “complications” happened after Katie’s surgery I was very nearly at the point of bleeding out. It took nine units of blood to get me back and to make sure that I’m here to talk to you today.

Blood products SAVED MY LIFE. They save lives every, single day. When Katie had her surgery she needed one unit, which was donated by her father. But when I had my surgery, I had to rely on the kindness of strangers as I could, in no way, have anticipated that great of a need for blood.

If you’re already a regular donor, thank you.

If you need added incentive to take to the needle, please check outMaNiC MoMMy’s Blood Drive. There are cool prizes and you get a chance to be a lifesaver for someone else.

It’s an easy thing to do and it can do so much good. The individuals who donated the blood that I used made sure that Ben and Katie have a mother. They made sure that I was here to help Katie through her surgery, and countless other little bumps in the road as she grows. It’s allowed me to continue to be a daughter and a sister and a teacher who has an impact on peoples’ lives.

Through a small, easy donation, you can do the same thing.

*Service announcement I cannot donate for two years post transfusion, so I cannot participate, but y’all can do it for me. Please do! The life you save could even be your own.