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Start the New Year Right: Donate Blood to the Red Cross



a poke, some squeezing

lounging on a vinyl couch

donate red to save


red cross

by Angie Quantrell


This last year, when my mother-in-law was in the hospital, she required 6 units of the red stuff. My dad needed several units as he battled heart issues. It’s the least I can do, to give back so others in need can have fresh blood. In memory of my Daddy and Carole, I’ve been making sure to visit and give after my 56 days of recovery are complete.

Join me? For a short time, with each blood donation, the Red Cross is giving each donor long-sleeved shirts, while supplies last. Got mine. Tell them Angie sent you. 😉

Author: Angie

I live with my husband and crazy kitty. Much of my time is spent writing, reading, and playing with the grands. You can usually find me sipping tea or coffee, nibbling on dark chocolate, and contemplating what to plant next in the garden. If not those pursuits, then I am probably trying to figure out how to cook and live in an RV, creating cards with rubber stamps, walking, hiking, or out snapping photos with my camera.

2 thoughts on “Start the New Year Right: Donate Blood to the Red Cross

  1. Easier said that done…i used to donate blood every 8 weeks when i lived in germany but now i can not donate in the USA because I lived in europe in the 80s and 90s


    • Yes, I’ve heard that! There are always the questions about how long and where you’ve been overseas. We spent some time in England, France, and Germany, but not enough and not during the times you’ve mentioned. Sorry about that! I bet you could still volunteer though. Our Red Cross is always looking for people to host the welcome/check in desk and canteen area.


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