I often get emails from companies who want me to write about their products or services and more often than not, I give them a pass. When Medical Travel Compared got in touch to introduce me to a new feature they’ve created, though, I was more than happy to tell you about it.
You know, I’m really passionate about donating blood and I don’t think anywhere near enough people are prepared to give what they’re willing to take. I think one reason for that is because people are simply uneducated about giving blood, how it works and how they might be potentially helping save someone’s life when they’re donating blood or plasma. It all is a bit abstract when you’ve never actually gone through the process or you know someone who is a donor.
Now, I am naturally curious and I think knowing that my parents had donated blood in the past also put me at ease, but as soon as I turned 18, my friends and I decided that we would be donating blood at the next possible opportunity and that’s exactly what we did. It was such a great experience to share that it became a bit of a regular thing for us going forward, almost like a girl’s day out.
I guess, what I wanted to tell you by sharing that little story is that donating blood is not only an immensely important thing to do, but it’s also not scary at all. Unless you’re absolutely terrified of needles, I guess!
Also, and I know I’m being controversial here, I think that everyone who is prepared to accept a blood donation for themselves or their children and is physically able to donate blood, should be required to do so. There are so many reasons for donating blood from blood transfusions for emergencies to supporting research that is looking to find a cure for life-threatening illnesses.
Either way, if you want to find out a little more about the importance of donating blood as well as heaps of fascinating facts about blood and the human body, make sure to head over to the Medical Travel Compared website and give their new tool a try.
You simply pop your weight into a little box, press a button and are presented with a fun graphic telling you about the amount of blood in your body, how quickly it regenerates after donating blood and lots more. It’s truly interesting and I’m sure it will do a great job at demystifying blood donations and hopefully encourage you and many others to give blood on a regular basis.
Do you donate blood and do you think donating blood should be mandatory for those well enough to do so? I’d love to know your thoughts!
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