2 Key Reasons Why You Should Consider Donating Blood

There are many benefits to donating blood, the first of which is that you will help replenish the very necessary blood supply. As Carrington.edu points out, every two seconds, someone in the United States needs a blood transfusion. When you donate blood, you are giving one 41,000 units of blood needed for numerous medical procedures every single day.


You’ll Be Helping People with Various Afflictions
While roughly 38% of the population are healthy enough and meet the criteria to donate blood, less than 10% of these people actually donate. If more people who were eligible took the time to donate a pint of blood, the shortages within the system would decrease. Each pint of blood donated makes a difference, and you can help save a life simply by taking out time in your day to donate a pint of blood.
Contrary to common belief, accident victims are not the patients who need blood donations the most. For example, 1.6 million people were diagnosed with cancer last year, and many of them require units of blood during their chemotherapy. Other medical interventions that can involve blood donations are orthopedic surgeries, organ and marrow transplants, cardiovascular surgeries, and treatment for blood disorders.

You May Improve Your Own Health
Donating blood in fact comes with some health benefits for you. Donating blood can reduce your risk of developing harmful iron stores, reduce your risk of developing certain cancers, and reduce your risk of having a heart attack by up to 88%. The time it takes to donate a pint of blood is roughly 90 minutes, from the point of registration to the time you are fed snacks and refreshments. The potentially significant reduction for your risk of a heart attack should be worth 90 minutes of your time.
Furthermore, when you are ready to donate blood, you are given a mini physical. During this physical, you may uncover a health condition that you were unaware of. This is another benefit to donating blood, as you can learn about any conditions you might have before they become a significant problem. If you are one of the 38% that can donate blood, people are depending on you to save their lives.

Sandy Hook Elementary School Remembered

29 year-old Rachel D’Avino had her life ahead of her: she’s a behavioral therapist who was about to finish her doctorate and her boyfriend was supposed to propose to her on Christmas Eve. D’Avino’s life was just starting to unfold, but a deadly school shooting killed her and her bright tomorrow away.

Rachel D’Avino was one of the 26 victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shoot out in Newtown, Connecticut by 20 year-old Adam Lanza. The massacre, which is dubbed as the second-deadliest school shooting in US history, claimed the lives of 26 people, including 20 first-graders and 6 adult staff members.

On December 14, 2012, lone gunman Lanza forced its way into Sandy Hook Elementary School at around 9:40 am wearing black military-style gear and started shooting using two handguns and a semi-automatic rifle. Before 10 o’clock, approximately 50-100 rounds had been fired and 26 were dead. The victims were students (eight boys and twelve girls), and six women school leaders. Lanza then gunned himself in the head as first responders arrived. Before the school shooting, the disturbed video games fan killed his 52 year-old mother, Nancy Lanza, by shooting her in the face and head at their home.

Tragic as it appears to be, stories of heroism and love from Sandy Hook’s school leaders emerged from the ashes. We will forever look up to the nobility of the teachers who put the students’ safety ahead of them and the undeserved death of the victim students who died innocently.

"Faces with names of the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre victims (Photo credit: http://static.globalgrind.com)"

Faces with names of the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre victims

Among those who died were School Principal Dawn Hochsprung, 27 year-old teacher Victoria Soto, 30 year-old teacher Lauren Gabrielle Rousseau, school psychologist Mary Sherlach, and little angels ages six to seven years old including Jessica Rekos, Daniel Barden, Olivia Engel, Benjamin Wheeler, Noah Pozner and Grace Audrey McDonnell to name a few.

The promising lives each soul could have lived was stolen from them before they even knew it.

While some people celebrate the holiday season with a gleeful heart, singing to the tunes of Christmas songs at the top of their lungs, there are families who grieve over the untimely demise of their loved ones. Instead of Jingle Bells, the sound we hear are heart-wrenching weeps from parents whose children have gone too soon. Their Christmas won’t be so merry after all.

Such brutal tragedy was condemned not just by the victims’ families, but the whole American society, including President Barack Obama himself. It triggered debates about gun control, but the real issue here is how a soul has lost his sense of humanity. How someone ignored his conscience, went on a shooting frenzy and forgot the value of human life.

We cannot undo what has happened. The best we can do is continue living life with optimism and faith that everything is gonna be alright. The Sandy Hook massacre was alarming because the town where the school sat is peaceful, sleepy and idyllic. Not in a thousand years you’d think such violence would occur, targeting the helpless and defenseless.

Our hearts, thoughts and prayers go out to all the victims, to the bereaved families, and to the community of Newton, Connecticut – that in the midst of this trying time, they may find strength in one another and may find light in the darkness that briefly surrounded them.

"Sandy Hook Elementary School mourners (Photo credit: http://abcnews.go.com)"

Sandy Hook Elementary School mourners (Photo credit: http://abcnews.go.com)

Here in BloodBanker, we are one with the nation in grieving over the unnecessary lost of lives. The day of Sandy Hook shooting was somehow an awakening, not just for its residents, but for everybody watching, as to how fragile life is. In a blink of an eye, the ones we love can be taken away from us and there’s no chance to save them.

Parents, teachers, rescuers and even nearby residents of Sandy Hook Elementary School must have felt guilty for not being able to save a life even if they badly wanted to. Imagine the remorse of a school leader who could have saved a life or two from the Sandy Hook shooting but couldn’t cause it’s too late.

But there are instances in our lifetime where we can save lives without having to throw ourselves in front of danger. Blood donation is a worthy cause to champion, knowing a pint can already save 3 lives. We don’t need to wait till something like the Sandy Hook massacre to happen before we are convinced to make a bold step in saving lives.

We only have one life to live. We cannot choose how we die but we can choose how we live. And may we choose to spend it by helping others to go on living.

Sticky: BloodBanker is Everywhere!

Our amazing community is spreading the word about BloodBanker all over the world!

Print out copies of our flyer here (or just make your own)

bb-fyler-gen4-1…and send pictures of the flyers ‘in the wild’ here:

Here are the latest from the best fans in the world!

In Brooklyn, NYC!


Keep Posting it guys! Taken in Brooklyn, NYC!


Another photo from Brooklyn, NYC!


View from far at Brooklyn, New York!


Someone posted this at Peterborough, Ontario!


Photos from Peterborough, Ontario!


We already reach at New York City. Thank you for all the blood donors who did this. Keep it up guys!



We have reached the Atlanta, Georgia! Be one of us and register now at BloodBanker.org



BloodBanker is now reached Chicago, Illinois!


Schedule an appointment to donate blood today at the City of Indianapolis!



Taken from Orlando, Florida!

bb2-orlando-floridaAt St. Louis University… Keep it posted guys!




Another volunteer share this photo with us! Thank you so much for spreading BloodBanker at St. Louis University.




Ready for Posting!


At Central, Pennsylvania!


Someone needs blood every two seconds. Taken from Long Beach, California! Ready to give it away!



If only one more percent of all Americans would give blood, blood shortages would disappear for the foreseeable future. This photo is taken at Detroit, Michigan!




The gift of blood is the gift of life. There is no substitute for human blood. Photos taken from Florida City.



Another photo taken from Florida City!



Another photos taken from Florida City!



Taken from New Jersey Mall!


Pennsylvania gym! We are already reached here.





Advice to Senior Management for LifeSource

Advice to Senior Management for LifeSource – Truly listen and consider what the rank and file need to say. Value the employees and prevent taking things away. Uncok the doors inside the executive suite – just what are you hiding? Communicate. Distribution department managers аnd supervisors оught tо bесоmе mоrе compassionate аll оvеr drivers аnd workers іn distribution.


Gеt real lооk hоw unhappy уоur staff аrе Thаt open door policy уоu hаvе thе door іѕ locked nоbоdу саn gеt іn wіthоut а scheduled appointment. Thе primary reason whу thе door еvеn locked nеvеr еvеr ѕееn thаt before. Stop your favoritism treat аll staff equally. Dо аwау aided bу thе leadership team and start аgаіn уоu failed.

Stop the bullies frоm forcing your staff tо walk out, Stop the bullies frоm having favorites and treating еvеrуbоdу еlѕе lіkе garbage. Tеll thеm tо perfect оur jobs bеfоrе thеу advise аnd criticize. Listen tо уоur ground floor people. Thіѕ hаd previously bееn а fantastic company, there wеrе ѕuсh good management teams іn position. Lооk locally fоr Upper Management. Wе hаvе discovered аn occupation thаt pays lеѕѕ аnd іt іѕ раrtісulаrlу menial іt іѕ preferable thаn thіѕ situation. Glad tо gеt leaving, feel better already.

Gеt а handle іn your business and hire ѕоmе upper management folks who respect the line staff and understand the blood banking business. Nо оnе likes а “realize іt all” іt doesn’t “know аll frоm it”. CEO Covert іѕ excellent but hаѕ tо bе conscious оf what hіѕ people аrе accomplishing that I don’t think hе does.

Pros – Getting individuals tо donate blood іѕ rewarding work ѕіnсе уоu аrе aiding tо save lives. Onе pint оf blood саn certainly help three people.

Good people (Director Level аnd Below) work thеrе

A fеw nice people. 403b, Mass Mutual Savings, retirement savings

Benefits аrе quite good, PTO good you’re аblе tо nеvеr gеt іt іn case уоu require іt

Lots оf overtime іf it’s there. Gеt tо find out nеw places еvеrу time уоu work. Mаkе good long time friends

Good Compensation ассоrdіng tо experience

Great Benefits ѕuсh аѕ Pension, 403B, Health, company paid disability

Teamwork Environment

Sоmе what Flexible

Sоmе whаt Flexible

Great Co-workers

Cons – Yоu stop trying your everyday life here, the staff refer when considering to  company аѕ Life Drain, Thе upper management delegates аll hеr work, they call her Delegator,  Hеr boss walks around with an air оf arrogance looking down оn еvеrуоnе bеlоw hіm and his boss the dоеѕ nоt give а dam what continues оn assuming that the numbers аrе present іn еасh month. Yоu work rеаllу tough wіthоut аnу recognition еxсерt а paycheck. Thеrе hаvе bееn nо increases due tо union negotiations thе Union gave uр аnd left. Thеу extend аnd alter hours оn а typical basis. If you’re аt а busy drive that closes down аt 2pm and there аrе 30 donors waiting they generate уоu stay and draw the blood donors.

USA Blood Drive Directory Launched

BloodBanker has officially launched USA Blood Drive Directory were all blood drives happening in USA are already listed and updated. This would be an easy way to check when will be the next blood drives in your area in your busy schedule. Come and join with us to spread the word about blood donation were you can save 3 lives. The 8 minutes of your time have a great impact for people who needs your blood.

Visit USA Blood Drive Directory and search the state where you are now. A very easy way to use where you can see the Host of the Blood Drive, Address, Date and Time and the Donation Type. What are you waiting? Mark your calendar Now! Happy Donating!