Just got an email reminding me there’s a relatively easy way in which you (and I) can:
Earn brownie points
Perform a heroic act
Perform a Mitzvah
Do a good deed.
We can accomplish all of the above with one simple action ~ donating blood.
Blood! It’s something we all have, and even though most of us can share, not all blood is equal in popularity. (O+ being the most popular, AB- the rarest.)
*Blood comes in a total of eight flavors, O+, O-, A+, A-, B+, B-, AB+ and AB-, the pluses ranking higher than the minuses on the popularity-meter.
*O is considered the universal donor, meaning those blood cells can be donated to anyone.
*AB can donate to other AB’s, and receive from all others.
*A can donate to A’s & AB’s while B’s can donate to B’s and AB’s.
*The rarest of them all is AB-, with B- a close runner-up.
*Plasma is the liquid all the other things float around in
*Red blood cells ~ circulate oxygen around in your body
*White blood cells ~ protect against disease
*Platelets ~ clot your blood.
A person can live without
*air for three minutes
*shelter (in the snow) for three hours
*water for three days
*food for three weeks.
As for blood, well, you wouldn’t last three seconds without it.
Elixer of Life
There are many tales regarding the Elixer of Life, that magical, mystical beverage which when consumed offers you eternal life. While blood doesn’t actually give you eternal life, without it, you have absolutely no life (at least in this dimension). Even in Vampire lore, the undead require blood, so it makes sense the living need it even more.
If you really take a liking to this and feel incredibly inspired, you can donate whole blood every 56 days. (Here’s a link to other blood donation types you can make.)
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