So you want to be a hero? You want to save lives? Well, the good news is that if you’re reading this, you’re probably not afraid of needles. That was a piercing joke. But seriously, imagine if you could save someone’s life next week. Say a cardiac patient, or an accident victim. What about a premature baby or cancer patient? What if you could save a hundred lives?
I was with my stepdad when he was dying from leukemia. Without regular blood transfusions, he couldn’t even walk across the room. He’d be out of breath, he’d need a wheelchair just to get around for more than a few minutes. After a transfusion he could walk, not a mile maybe, but enough to get around the house without wheezing. So it makes a real difference.
But wait, you say, I heard that if I had piercings done in the last 12 months I’m not eligible to give blood. And maybe you have new piercings done every year and so your desire to save lives has been stunted.