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The Red Cross

  • Date Submitted: 05/15/2012 01:22 AM
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Saving Lives with Losses

‘A gift in season is a double favor to the needy’ is an announcement by the Red Cross. The Red Cross has announced the campaign of the necessity of blood donation. Every minute of every day, someone needs blood. That blood can only come from a volunteer donor, a person like oneself who makes the choice to donate. The Red Cross’s announcement is important to me because blood donation is remembrance of my friend, valuable lesson and custodian of health.
First of all, the Red Cross helped me realize the importance of blood donation. Every 3 seconds, someone is in desperate need of blood. We all need blood to survive, but for sick children, accident victims and cancer patients, a shortage of donated blood means death. There is no substitute for blood. Blood donors are the only source of blood for these sick people. When I was fourteen years old, my closest friend suffered a heart disease and needed to undergo open heart surgery. To operate a surgery, it needed a lot of blood. Thanks to the help of many donors, he could safely get the surgery. By the Red Cross’s campaign I recalled my old friend and thought that he would not have survived if there wasn’t blood. I promised to myself that I will not pass by if there is a blood donation.
Second of all, my close relatives and I could be in a situation of receiving. No one knows what will happen to us. The Red Cross campaign can be a great assistance in these kinds of circumstances. Their campaigning will make more people pay attention to blood donation. Some of them may donate their blood. The Red Cross will collect blood consistently from these people so that patients or I can receive a transfusion at any time needed. Moreover, I also can donate my blood for the others. Through transfusion I can have an opportunity to save lives. One campaign from the Red Cross gave me unforgivable lesson that one’s blood can save someone and that I and my close relatives can be saved by someone.
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