It’s Halloween!! One of my personal favourite events of the year, seeing as how it involves elaborate make-up, costumes, free candy, and pumpkins. This year, why not roll off your couch from your chocolate-induced coma and take some time to do something truly ghoulish- donate blood!
Approximately every minute of every day, someone in Canada needs blood. Sounds daunting I know, but just one blood donation can save up to three lives. And did I mention free juice and cookies? You have tons of blood coursing through your body, about 5 litres (!), so there’s plenty to go around. And even though about 60% of the population are eligible to donate blood, less than 5% do. And you’ll get to learn your blood type. And free juice and cookies! Did I mention that already?
There are some rules though. In order to donate you must be at least 17 years old, in good health, weigh at least 110 pounds, pass a quick medical test done at the clinic, any tattoos or piercings must be at least 6 months old, and you have to be willing to take one hour out of your day to save three lives.
So even though it’ll be pretty fun dressing up as a sexy nerd this year, it’ll be even funner being a hero in your community. Check out blood.ca for more info, including a list of clinics near you.