The Gift Of Blood

“How far that little candle throws his beams!
So shines a good deed in a weary world.”
~ William Shakespeare


We have a loved one going through aggressive chemotherapy right now.

One day a fortnight powerful chemicals flow into her veins. Each following day her blood slowly loses life.

A week after the chemo she has a blood transfusion. Vitality is restored.

Blood gifted from strangers keeps her alive as her body and the drugs fight the cancer.

Such a kindness from people she will never meet. People who are going about their daily lives with little or no thought to the battle she is fighting, or how the short time it took for them to ease some of their own blood into a storage bag is now buying so much more precious time for her.

I’m humbled by the life-giving power that flows through our veins, and by the generosity of humans who simply want to be of service to others.

Thank you, on behalf of our family.

And please, if you’re able, donate blood. It truly is the gift of life.


6 thoughts on “The Gift Of Blood

  1. I would love to be a blood donor but I can’t and yes I went and tried but was told I couldn’t donate due to the medications I am on and being iron deficient on and off

  2. My heart goes out to you and your loved one . Do you know Nicole you are write I will phone my local hospital and offer my blood . The maple is beautiful and says it all.

  3. This is so right. I remember, I could barely wait to turn 18 to donate blood and that is the first Thing I did on my birthday. I’ve always found this a great idea.
    Here is a good place to explore, maybe it helps:
    I send comfort and energy to this Person and her Family.

  4. can relate… with my husband having to have blood infusions…when they finally found the cancer in his colon…
    I pray that your family member responds to the drugs…So far my husband has only had one treatment…but, not aggressive… next one this coming Wednesday…

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