"We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give."
Recently, I got my health card renewed.
I also made an important decision.
I decided to give the gift of life.
By this, I mean I registered to be an organ/tissue donor in the event of my passing.
This was not a difficult choice for me. Personally, I simply think of my children.
|Now...think of yours.|
God forbid, if one of them were ever in the position where they needed an organ transplant at some point in their lives and a match was found, I can't think of a greater gift than that of the person who's organ they would hypothetically receive.
Think about it.
And then think about it some more.
To be blunt - if I am dead - and my spirit has moved on from my physical body, then why would I not choose to give others a possible shot at life?
Why put such amazing gifts 6 feet under or burn them up into useless ashes?
Now, I don't mean any disrespect.
This is a very personal decision and whatever yours happens to be is yours to be had.
I am simply giving you my personal perspective and asking you to give it consideration.
Most of us know...or at least know of...someone who has required a transplant of some kind.
Some are able to use a living donor...such as a liver...and my Dad was lucky enough that when he lost a kidney in a horrible car crash in his late teens, he had a spare (and we only need one kidney...thank God!).
And on that note...my awesome Dad was saved by many, many blood transfusions.
Have you ever given blood?
|As they say...it's in us to give!|
I started when I was in University to honour my Dad. It was then that I found out that I have a rare blood type and therefore it is in higher demand at the blood banks.
Do you know your blood type and/or how rare and/or how in demand it is?
Of course, rare blood types are needed by less people...but there is a very small supply of blood that is available to them if they need it.
|My Blood Type is B Negative.|
For many health-related reasons - such as three pregnancies and certain medications - I have been unable to give blood on and off for a while - but it is something I am committed to doing when I can.
I am not trying to make myself out to be some martyr...cause Lordy Lord knows I am hardly that.
I am just a woman who has made a choice that I feel good about.
And maybe one day - hopefully a LONG time from now - another woman...or man...or whoever it may be...will feel good about it too.