I always said I will NEVER donate blood. I refused because the thought of donating riddled me with fear & sickness.
One day 4 years ago, that thought completely left my mind as I sat in the ICU with a boyfriend who was receiving his 7th blood transfusion after an almost deadly motorcycle crash.
Never ever could I begin to thank those people whose blood he received that saved his life.
Today, I donate because someone deserves a second chance, & I am so thankful that our family got one at that time!