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A Blood Donor saved my Life!

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Last year our church did it’s first blood drive. It was in preparation to be a donor that I learned about the plight of those with blood diseases, especially Sickle Cell Anemia. I had no idea that, of the 80,000 or so people with the disease, 99% were African Americans. Anyway, despite my dislike for needles, I happily made my donation.

Well, yesterday I found myself sitting in one of the American Red Cross offices waiting to make another donation. Truthfully, I had been avoiding their calls, but they had a donor match for my blood type and the person was in need of blood. So there I was silently thinking about the needle prick and whether I was hydrated enough for them to find my veins; I have small veins.

The donor in front of me greeted everyone by name and I speculated that he was a regular donor. He had his 13 year old daughter with him and they seemed right at home with the process. As he walked by me I noticed his t-shirt. There was a cross on the shirt and in the cross it said “A Blood Donor saved my Life”. That was his motivation.

Hmm, I mused to myself…A Blood Donor saved my Life too: Jesus.

And I am so thankful that He did! Sometimes it is the little reminders that prove to be the catalyst to keep us going for Christ and making a difference. I encourage you today to use whatever resources you have to make a difference in someone’s life. Be it a healthy bag of blood, a testimony, a short story, teaching the word of God, a poem, a song, a hug etc. Stay in your lane and stay motivated. Your way might not be my way, but no one can beat you at being you.

A blood donor saved your life too….spread the Word 🙂

Be Blessed

JC

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Posted by on July 21, 2013 in Daily Inspiration

 

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