This Wednesday evening our church is having a blood drive. Many in our congregation, myself included, will be donating blood. The need for blood doesn't slow down just because the holidays are here. Blood is needed every single day. And, according to the American Red Cross, only about 3 in 100 Americans donate blood. The last time I donated blood I was a senior in high school. But Wednesday evening I will be rolling up my sleeve and donating blood.
What if I needed blood? What if my husband or one of my kids needed blood? My parents, my sisters, my nieces and nephews? Oh, how I would hope that somebody would take just a FEW MINUTES to donate blood.
So if you are wondering what you can do to "give back" this Christmas, I encourage you to donate blood. Check your local newspaper or go online. I am certain there is a blood drive near you.
In the words of the American Red Cross "The need is constant. The gratification is instant. Give blood."