It really bothers me the excuses that some people give for not giving blood:
- I'm too busy (it only takes an hour of your life 3 times a year!)
- I'm on medication (most medications do not affect blood donations..as long as you say)
- I'm scared of needles (it's ONE needle!)
Admittedly there are people who are unable to donate for instance if like myself you have had a blood tranfusion in the Uk since 1980. If you are unsure whether you are eligible or not it's worth asking..you really can save a life.
In the 1980's I was fortunate enough to receive blood tranfusions after all of my spinal surgeries and again in 2000 following a road traffic accident.
Just think about it.