How to Give Back This Summer

This how to give back post is sponsored by the Missing Types Campaign, but all opinions are 100% my own. Thanks for helping me to support the brands I love.

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HOW TO GIVE BACK THIS SUMMER

It’s summer time y’all, and instead of talking about the hot temps, vacations or what to wear, I’m going to talk about something MUCH MORE important!  You might remember me talking about how I give blood quarterly here last year.  But did you know that you can actually donate every 56 days (up to 6 times a year)?!  Donating blood really is such a good way to give back to your community.  Did you know that during the summer, blood donation rates actually drop by about 20%, making the need for donations of every blood type all the more important!

Each year donated blood saves millions of lives around the world, including the lives of pregnant women, their newborn babies, people living within challenging health conditions and cancer patients.  Without A, B, AB and O blood type donations, life would literally not be the same for a lot of people.  They rely on DONATED BLOOD.  It takes less than an hour, and do you know that you could be saving up to 3 lives each time you donate blood??

Every 2 seconds someone in the U.S. needs a transfusion of donated blood.  And 1 in 7 people entering the hospital needs a blood transfusion.  Major disasters don’t usually require large amounts of blood, and hospitals rely on the blood that has already been donated to save lives.  You can help blood centers best by donating blood now and making sure it is available before it’s actually needed.

Will you be donating blood this summer?  I know we all get SO busy in the summer time with work, vacations and kids, but blood donation centers especially need donations in the summer…and really year-round!  I am going to increase the amount of times I give blood each year at Lifeblood, our local community blood center, and I would love to have you join me this summer!  Make sure you check out The Missing Type website and let them know how you would like to get involved in saving lives by donating your blood type. Find out more about the Missing Type campaign.

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  1. Linda Cassidy

    What a great cause. Love the look too

  2. Vickie

    It’s always good to give blood if you can. Thanks for caring.

  3. Shelbee on the Edge

    Laura, I love that you wrote this post! I did a similar one about donating blood as well. It is so important if you can donate that you do it. You never know when you might be the person on the receiving end of it…needing a donation. I went to donate for a birthday blood drive for my friend… I have always been afraid to, but I faced my fear and went anyway..then it turned out that my resting heart rate is too high and I couldn’t donate anyway. I will try again though and hope that my heart rate is lower (although it never is). Great post. Thanks for spreading the important message!

    Shelbee
    http://www.shelbeeontheedge.com

  4. Elise

    Such a great post! I haven’t given blood in so long, thank you for the reminder. It really is such a wonderful way to give back.

    xx, Elise
    http://www.sparkleandslippers.blogspot.com

  5. Gentry Adams

    This is such an important post! I had no idea that giving rates drop so drastically in the summer, thank you for sharing!

  6. Laura

    Giving blood is so important! Thanks for the reminder!

  7. Kileen

    You are so awesome to do that, and I love this! All for a company that gives back!!

    Kileen
    cute & little

  8. Lacey Faeh

    Love this post! Such good info!

    xo
    Lacey
    A Lacey Perspective

  9. Anna English

    This is such a great reminder, thanks for sharing!

  10. Erica @ Coming Up Roses

    I WISH I could donate blood…I pass out *every* time I have to have bloodwork done for even the tiniest vial, so unfortunately I wouldn’t make it through the donation process, which makes me so sad – it’s so important!

  11. Sara

    I’ve actually never donated blood because for a long time I didn’t weigh enough! But now that I do (dang being in your 30’s and slower metabolism haha) I should definitely consider doing so!

  12. Stephanie

    This is definitely important to think about. If I didn’t get so queasy every time I had my blood drawn, I’m sure I’d do it more often!