The Gift Of Blood

Image from CND Blood Services
Image from CND Blood Services

“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.

Image credit - Japanese Maples of Summerville
Image credit – Japanese Maples of Summerville


Hi! I'm Nicole Cody. I am a writer, psychic, metaphysical teacher and organic farmer. I love to read, cook, walk on the beach, dance in the rain and grow things. Sometimes, to entertain my cows, I dance in my gumboots. Gumboot dancing is very under-rated.
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6 thoughts on “The Gift Of Blood

  1. 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…

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

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