Monday, July 12, 2010

Anyone Can Be A Hero

This summer, Hollywood action heros will dodge fireballs, take punches, and survive high-speed chases while saving the day.

In comparison, I look pretty lame. As an ER tech, I took vitals, drew blood, and maybe helped bandage a few wounds. As a med student, I'll start off doing even less, mainly memorizing facts and looking things up.

But one way people without any training or special skills can help is by giving blood. Every two seconds, someone requires a transfusion, and the need for blood often spikes during the summer months.

By donating just one pint of blood, you can help save up to three lives.

Be a hero. Save a life. Give blood.

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