Become a donor!

When I booked an appointment to make a blood donation I learned a startling statistic.  According to the Blood Centers of the Pacific only 5% of the eligible population (about 97%) donate blood.

Donating blood is simple and almost painless.  It takes about 60 to 90 minutes for an appointment and yes, there is a needle involved but the perks are great.  Free juice, current magazines and a snack when you are done.

The most important reason to donate is of course to help someone else.  A little needle and some time out of your day a few times a year isn’t that much to ask.

For information on how you can become a blood donor, visit the website for Blood Centers of the Pacific ( or the American Red Cross (

Now go run!

Keli 🙂


2 thoughts on “Become a donor!

  1. kimberly eber

    you are so right! we all need to donate more. i try and do it three-four times a year, but i could definitely do more. Also – if you know someone who needs a kidney, considered donating. it is much more involved – but a wonderful experience. i donated a kidney last year and was running again within two weeks!


    1. Keli Honsberger

      Hi Kimberly! Thanks for the information about kidney donations, good to know. One can also sign up with the bone marrow registry and don’t forget to put the donor sticker on your driver’s license.

      Thanks for checking in and for your comments!
      Keli 🙂


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