On the eleventh day of Christmas, my donor gave to me…a life full of privileges.
I think that at this time of year, we can often get caught up on the little things; not having enough money for gifts, the material things in life, the things we think we ‘need’.
When we take a step back though, why do we get so preoccupied worrying about these things?
On the penultimate day of my ’12 days 12 blogs’, I’m thinking of some of the people who haven’t been able to celebrate Christmas with gifts and food and luxury. Or those who had no strength to celebrate. Those who are still waiting for their gift of life.
If everyone reading this were to tell three people about being an organ donor, ask them if they have had a conversation or signed the register yet, we could make a real difference to those people.
As well as that, if everyone reading this could get three friends and go to their closest blood donation service, that would save and change lives – much more than people realise.
Even if you’re squeamish, scared of needles, or of blood, please consider donating blood, stem cells or bone marrow. Less than twenty minutes of slight discomfort can totally transform and save lives.
Why not do it?
Make sure you are up to date on all the other blogs of Christmas, and check in tomorrow for the last one in this ‘series’!
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