The Gift That Keeps on Giving

wbddIf you have a passion to help others, but you’re not sure what you can do to help those in need….this may be your lucky day. Today is World Blood Donor Day – designed to raise awareness about the importance of donating blood.

From the World Health Organization (WHO):

This year’s campaign will focus on blood donation in emergencies. In crisis or emergency situation, the natural human response is “What can I do? How can I help?”. Therefore, the slogan for the 2017 campaign is: What can you do?, with the secondary message: Give blood. Give now. Give often.

The campaign underlines the role every single person can play in helping others in emergency situations, by giving the valuable gift of blood. It also focuses on the fact that it is important to give blood regularly, so that the blood stock is sufficient before an emergency arises.

The America Red Cross lists several benefits of donating blood that include:

  • It feels great to donate!
  • You get free juice and delicious cookies.
  • It’s something you can spare  most people have blood to spare… yet, there is still not enough to go around.
  • You will help ensure blood is on the shelf when needed most people don’t think they’ll ever need blood, but many do.
  • You will be someone’s hero  in fact, you could help save more than one life with just one donation.

Here in Arizona, United Blood Services calls Arizonans who give blood……heroes.

heroThere is a hero inside each of us, ready to make a difference when others need our help.

When you donate blood you are a hero, and you can get that feeling over and over again throughout the year. Think about how the people who needed those donations feel about you. You are, without a doubt, a hero to them.

The infographic below comes from our partners at United Blood Services and it has information on an upcoming blood drive at our office building at Central and Thomas in Phoenix on Tuesday, June 27th!

Blood Drive - 6-27-17

If you can’t make it on the 27th but you are willing and able to donate, you can also do so by scheduling an appointment at

Happy World Blood Donor Day! We hope you will consider giving the gift the keeps on giving. Working together to make sure the people of our state have the information and the resources they need to stay healthy plays a big part in our long-term goal of making Arizona the Healthiest State in the Nation!



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