Blood Donation Speech

Plateletpheresis , Blood donation , Blood transfusion

As you all sit before me today, you may not think that saving a life is something that is easy. You may not think that you are capable of saving a life. If I told you that it would take just 15 minutes of your time to save 3 lives? Would you give 15 minutes of your time to save those lives? Every 3 seconds, someone is in desperate need of blood.

We all need blood to survive, but for sick children, accident victims and cancer patients just to name a few – a shortage of donated blood means the difference between life and death. There is no substitute for blood. Blood donors are the only source of blood for these sick people. Their life depends on members of the community donating blood. Their life depends on all of us in this room today. Currently only 5% of those eligible to do so actually donate blood even though 1 in 3 people will need this blood at some point in their lifetimes. Imagine your closest friend suffered a heart attack and needed to undergo open heart surgery. Imagine your sister or brother was diagnosed with cancer and needed regular transfusions of platelets. Not very nice images are they, but these things happen. You may have even already had similar experiences. Naturally, wouldn’t you want to do everything in your power to help? Most people are not aware of how vital their contribution could be in saving lives. As I said earlier, 1 donation could save up to 3 lives. Giving that donation will cost you nothing. Giving that donation will not put you in any danger. Giving the donation will take 10 – 15 minutes of your time. 10 – 15 minutes to save 3 lives. It is unbelievable that more of us aren’t finding the time to make this donation. I’m sure that in a time of need we would all expect blood to be there for us. However, it may not be, because only a fraction of those who are able to give blood actually do. Donating even just once may be one of the most important things you have ever done. Make it your business to find out how you can...
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