“I have been very proud of saving lives for twenty years.”
What many find interesting is that I am an epileptic. Fortunately, I have not had an epileptic seizure since 1958, and my total number of platelet donations now number 367 along with a total of 13 whole blood donations. Donating blood has never caused me any problem at all.
While I haven’t known who the recipients of my donations have been through the years, I have known of 3 particular cases of individuals who recovered because of my platelet donations. That kind of news really makes one feel good.
“My conclusions through all these donations to save lives is that it results in me being healthy and leaves me feeling extremely positive about helping others in such a powerful way.”
God willing, I hope to have the health needed to continue donating and saving lives years into the future. I encourage all to join me in this effort. If for health reasons you cannot donate then please do a good deed by helping another person as I have found that in doing such, you will also truly be helping yourself.
–Written by Dick Beam, an Indiana Blood Center blood donor enthusiast.
Indiana Blood Center would like to thank Dick for his continued support and his lifesaving efforts. We encourage all of you to join Dick’s lead and sign up to donate blood. Go to DonorPoint.org and make an appointment today.