Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Baby It's Cold Outside

Now that December has arrived, cold weather can't be far behind. Looking for a good deed to perform this holiday season?

Every winter, we're forced to cut the clothes off patients who arrive in the trauma bay. For many of our patients in the Big City, the sweaters we slice through are their only piece of warm clothing.

I know that there are many worthy causes competing for your attention, especially at this time of year. But as you're looking through your closets, if you happen to come across winter clothing that you no longer use, please consider donating it to your local emergency room. It's a simple way to have big impact, especially for many of the homeless men and women living in our communities.

And while you're filled with the holiday spirit, please consider saving a life by donating blood!


Brittney said...

What a great suggestion! I hadn't thought about donating clothes to an ER before, thanks for the idea. My mother has been a frequent visitor to the ER the past several months (both for medical and mental/medication overdose problems) and they have been so kind to me as I try to get her help. I may have to dig around my closet over winter break and pay them a visit with a donation.

P.S congratulations on getting into med school. Being a second year vet student preparing for the moment all I can say is nothing can prepare you for the first year! The second year goes a lot smoother, so just hang in there and enjoy the ride.

Second Shift said...

Thanks for the comment! Best of luck with finals, and I hope your mother is doing better!