Hi Everyone. I recently accompanied my dear friend while she received two units of blood. It dawned on me that I have NEVER given blood. I’ve received transfusions, after surgery, and entertained the idea of donating blood, but have never followed up on that thought.
So, I asked the nurse if there was a shortage of blood at the blood bank. She remarked that there are peaks and valleys. She said that she’s always aware of the valleys, because her husband gets a phone call urging him to donate. His blood type is O-, the type that can be a universal donor.
*Only about 15% of the population is Rh-, which means that those people lack a certain protein on their red blood cells.