There are a 1001 reasons to postpone donating blood or even being an advocate or sponsor for blood donation BUT those who need blood do not have the luxury of time. Every minute counts and the only way to save lives is to keep our blood banks well-stocked. You never know when you or someone else will be in need of blood.
What is a special present that could come only from you? The greatest gift you can give another human is, literally, LIFE. When you donate blood even once, you may save up to three people; a newborn holding on to dear life, a mother bleeding profusely after delivery, a young adult severely injured in a crash or even a cancer patient in need of a new lease on life. We all have the POWER to extend lives by donating blood (giving life) and in the process we grow healthier.
Reminders about the GIFT of GIVING LIFE!
Your Safety as a Blood Donor is Paramount
Who can Donate Blood?
We are permanently excluded from donating blood if we have kidney or heart failure. Have tested positive for HIV or Hepatitis or have any form of liver disease. People with complications of diabetes. Asthmatics, those with peptic ulcer, sickle cell disease and those receiving medication to manage epilepsy are exempted. If you currently abuse drugs or have a history of drug abuse or you have multiple sexual partners then you will not be able to donate blood.
As you read now, someone is about to take his or her last breath because there is NO BLOOD available. You have the power to change a whole family and the world’s destiny by donating blood safely.
Someone needs to read this so that he/she can donate blood or get many people to do same; kindly spread the message.
Visit the nearest Regional or General Hospital across the nation to DONATE BLOOD.
If you have additional questions about donating blood or you want to donate blood but don’t know how or where, visit www.nbs.gov.gh or call 027-750-1010.
Without a doubt HE OR SHE WHO GIVES BLOOD GIVES LIFE!!!!
AS ALWAYS LAUGH OFTEN, ENSURE HYGIENE, WALK AND PRAY EVERYDAY AND REMEMBER IT’S A PRICELESS GIFT TO KNOW YOUR NUMBERS (blood sugar, blood pressure, blood cholesterol, BMI)
Dr. Kojo Cobba Essel
Health Essentials Ltd/Mobissel
*Dr. Essel is a medical doctor, holds an MBA and is ISSA certified in exercise therapy, fitness nutrition and corrective exercise.
Thought for the week – “When disaster strikes, help has to come fast. This is why those of us who are “qualified” to donate blood must do so regularly. There is no better time to donate than now!”