Blood donors don’t wear capes – but they are heroes nonetheless.
What qualifies blood donors as superheroes? Well there are a few requirements they meet:
Like superheroes, donors are true first responders. Any major medical procedure or treatment that requires the transfusion of blood products only happens because of the donation appointment they made a week or so, before the patient or hospital needed it.
Like superheroes, donor’s mission to save lives never ends. As long as there are patients receiving transfusion services, a healthy blood supply will be an ongoing need – and there is no substitute for their blood.
Like superheroes, saving lives isn’t always convenient to their normal routines. They make time in their schedule, no matter the time of year, because they are committed to the larger mission of helping others live prolonged and enhanced lives.
That’s what it takes to be a blood donor, and that’s what makes a hero.
However, during the summer months and holidays, we tend to experience lulls in blood supply even though patient and hospital need don’t stop. In fact, during these times the demand grows because people have more time to receive transfusion required services. We need more heroes in the north, central and east Texas communities and we know you all are out there.
If we could get every eligible donor to give blood three times a year, we would be able to more easily supply our local healthcare systems with life-saving products.
So how do you become a hero too? By regularly sharing the life-saving powers running through you – literally. CLICK HERE to find out how you can be a lifesaver.