I am overdue to give blood but am scheduled to do so tonight. My parents and several of my friends are not able to donate so when I do, I feel that I am doing it for them.    One of those friends recently had an operation and needed 2 units of blood.  She thanked me as a proxy as she did not know who donated the blood she needed.    I wish more people would donate.
solocelt solocelt
51-55, M
2 Responses Nov 20, 2012

It is fair way of having a blood transfusion when the plasma stocks are running low. These practices do take place in various countries. At least it is being used on a not for profit basis or non profit.

I once tried to figure out how much I have donated in my life and the best guess is over 8 gallons and that was a few years back. I am pretty much an 6 units a year person.

Very creditable indeed.