At a recent blood donation drive hosted by the American Red Cross of Greater Chicago, Robert and Evelyn joined many other donors to help someone who might need their blood someday. A veteran donor, Robert has been donating blood since he was 18 years old and said that 80 percent of his donations are through the Red Cross. When asked about what motivates him to donate, Robert said, “My sister is a lab technician and always keeps mentioning about the shortage of blood. “
For Evelyn, karma played a very important role in her decision to donate blood. “You never know what can happen and which person might need it. I like the feeling that my blood might help someone. I might need blood someday so I’d like to give back,” she said.
Both of them were fully convinced that they will donate whenever they get the opportunity and that it’s the right thing to do!
Donations are down more than 10 percent across the country, resulting in 50,000 fewer pints of blood than expected. Your donation is needed now. Find out here about a blood drive near you.
“The need is constant and the gratification is instant.”
–Written By: Amisha Sud