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.
Now go run!