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San Diego Blood Bank

by Nannette Eaton on January 27, 2011

Welcome to the Philanthropy Thursday, where we profile people, products, and organizations that showcase the best nature of humankind.

“Behold I do not give lectures or a little charity.   When I give, I give myself.”  —  Walt Whitman

In these tough economic times philanthropic giving has taken a downturn.  And trust us, we understand.  No one has been hit harder by the recession than the Wine Harlots.  But even if you are short of coin, you can still give back and help others, by giving of yourself.  Literally.  Donate blood.

The need for blood is perpetual.  In San Diego alone, 400 units are required every day to help those neighbors who have suffered a traumatic event or have a medical condition that requires transfusions.  Blood donation is an easy and relatively painless (for us the finger stick is the part where the most discomfort is, but truth be told, the Wine Harlots are total pussies).  If you haven’t donated because of fear, trust us, it’s no big deal.  And you’ll feel great about yourself afterward.  If you think you’re too busy, the total time commitment is about ninety minutes, and you have the ability to donate every two months.  Do the math.  Is spending nine hours a year donating blood too much effort?  Blood donations save lives.

Check the San Diego Blood Bank (or your local blood bank) for donation requirements.  There is additional information located at America’s Blood Centers and the American Association of Blood Banks.  If you meet the criteria, Wine Harlots ask that you donate today.  Give a little of yourself.  You’ll be glad you did.