June 14th is World Blood Donor Day: Blood Connects Us All!
As a former A-Fib patient, I’m very much aware of blood as the most precious gift that anyone can give to another person — the gift of life.
I regularly donate blood (just donated last week). It’s invigorating to help others, and it doesn’t cost you anything but your time. (But be advised that certain A-Fib medications such as some blood thinners may preclude you from giving blood.)
Every year, on June 14th, countries around the world celebrate World Blood Donor Day. There is a constant need for regular blood supply because blood can be stored for only a limited time before use.
Regular blood donations by healthy people ensure that safe blood will be available whenever and wherever it is needed. A decision to donate your blood can save a life. For more, read Why should I donate blood?
Where Can I Donate Blood?
In the U.S. check The American National Red Cross website. In Canada, go to the Canadian Blood Service. In Australia, go the the Australia Red Cross. For 29 countries in the EU, go to the European Commission/Become a blood donor website. In other countries, check with your national health services.
Remember: Blood Connects Us All!