Have you considered donating blood, but have yet to Raise Your Sleeve? Indiana Blood Center would like to know, what causes some people to fear or avoid the chair?
American Association of Blood Banks reports that less than 10 percent of eligible Americans currently donate. Many cite an assortment of reasons for not donating blood.
Needles are scary
Most often we hear, “I’m afraid of needles.” Many people have this concern well into adulthood. However, according to several Indiana Blood Center donors, the procedure is painless, quick, and easy.
Difficult to find time
Many people believe their lives are too busy to find time to donate. What those people may not know is that it only takes about an hour (start to finish) to donate blood. (FYI - this is equivalent to the amount of time it takes to watch an episode of NCIS).
Easy to forget
“I’ve been meaning to schedule another appointment, but I keep forgetting,” sound familiar? Remembering to donate blood is easier than you may think. Simply visit DonorPoint.org, schedule an appointment, and mark your calendar. Prior to your appointment, you will receive an e-mail reminder to help jog your memory.
So, why wait? Go to DonorPoint.org and make your life-saving appointment to Raise Your Sleeve today.
Did we miss anything? What reasons prevent you from donating blood?