My World and Welcome to It!

These are my thoughts and opinions about life in general. I also get daily prompts from DSP which inspire me to write. If I throw in some scrapbook pages I've done, photos I've taken, and stories about me, you will have an idea about my loony life!

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Donating Blood

Blog Prompt - Today is American Red Cross was established on this day in 1873. Have you ever given blood? If so, tell me about your experience.

No, I’ve never given blood but it’s not because I haven’t wanted to do it. My mother and sister died from lupus and my other sister has lupus. Plus most of my relatives on my mother’s side have lupus. I am the only one in the family that we know of that doesn’t have it yet so blood banks won’t take my blood. I do donate blood to research to help them try to find a cure for lupus so someday people won’t have to go through what my family has gone through. I don’t know if I’m just lucky or if I carry it, but I would not want to give any lupus through my blood.

Original image: 'The Best Gifts' http://www.flickr.com/photos/17731548@N00/2620495354 by: Bart

4 comments:

Tammy said...

I'm sorry to hear that so many of your family has lupas, Pat. Maybe your donations will help.

karen (karooch from scraps of mind) said...

a good feeling to donate blood Pat. And donating it to research is just as important as sending it directly into the veins of accident victims. The only difference is long term benefit and short term benefit.

Tink said...

have to agree with Karen. The fact that you are doing something to help find a cure is just as responsible as giving to help an accident victim.

Glynis said...

How cool that you can donate for research purposes. Helping to find a cure for such an awful disease is definitely a good thing to do!