Citizen Building Block #6: Give Blood- Meghan Neal wrote in Building Blocks Of Citizenship and Health
Not all of us have room in our wallet to donate to charity, or room in our schedule to volunteer weekly. Most of us will never find ourselves in that perfect place at the perfect time to be on the hero end of a heroic rescue. But there’s one thing we all have in equal abundance: blood. And every two seconds, somebody needs some. It takes just an hour to donate, and though it’s abstract to think about, it can literally save a life—at least one. Not to mention the free juice and cookies.
Illustration by Jessica De Jesus
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In tandem with this week’s Citizen Building Block, join in helping continue the fight to repeal the 1985 FDA ban on the millions of potential blood donors who have every right to donate as anyone else. We wrote about it last year, but the petition, currently at 5,700+ signatures, has only increased by around 1,000+ since then—a far cry from its 100k goal.
Let’s get another win for equality and continue to save more lives.
Sign here

Citizen Building Block #6: Give Blood
Meghan Neal wrote in Building Blocks Of Citizenship and Health

Not all of us have room in our wallet to donate to charity, or room in our schedule to volunteer weekly. Most of us will never find ourselves in that perfect place at the perfect time to be on the hero end of a heroic rescue. But there’s one thing we all have in equal abundance: blood. And every two seconds, somebody needs some. It takes just an hour to donate, and though it’s abstract to think about, it can literally save a life—at least one. Not to mention the free juice and cookies.

Illustration by Jessica De Jesus

In tandem with this week’s Citizen Building Block, join in helping continue the fight to repeal the 1985 FDA ban on the millions of potential blood donors who have every right to donate as anyone else. We wrote about it last year, but the petition, currently at 5,700+ signatures, has only increased by around 1,000+ since then—a far cry from its 100k goal.

Let’s get another win for equality and continue to save more lives.

Sign here

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  1. zenmonkey reblogged this from good and added:
    I can’t donate; you’ll have to do it instead. :-)
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  6. jennul said: Too bad I always feel like passing out at these types of things.
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  8. kmstraus reblogged this from good and added:
    SOME OF US AREN’T CAPABE OF BEING THAT CHARITABLE. Not even because of meds, drugs, or anal. The Red Cross has literally...
  9. daysofwineandposes reblogged this from sunpebble and added:
    I wish I could donate, but they won’t take my blood.
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  14. way-harsh-tai reblogged this from good and added:
    My mother had complications when she gave birth to me that resulted in her losing so much blood she almost died and...
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