Rant – Blood Shortage in Edmonton – Please Donate
This little girl just about had to go without a needed platelet transfusion today because there is such a shortage of blood and blood products. She is one of the lucky ones in the province that got transfused but many did not get a needed transfusion because of a shortage of donors.
This is a constant problem though not usually this bad. This saddens me because there are so many people in our province who could donate and don’t because they don’t have time. Please make time. It may not be someone you know today but it could be tomorrow!
You sit in a chair for an hour to donate this needed product. This little girl sits for four to receive it. If she can do that many times a month you can do a quarter of that once a month! Please donate today.
The risks to those who don’t get transfused is possible stroke, bleeding out, heart failure, brain damage from lack of oxygen and many other things. No one should have to worry that they may not get a life saving transfusion.
You can donate blood, plasma, platelets, etc. or if you cannot donate directly, donate a bit of time please. Don’t allow children like Freya go without or worry about going without.
Please, please donate and make it a regular habit.
(Submitted on January 5th at 3:25pm)