Did I heck ! I was far
too much a coward, nobody was going to stick a needle in me
Would I have rushed out under enemy fire
to save a friend as had done Thomas Ashford ? I would
like to think I would. Then why did I not have the courage
to donate blood ?
blood saves lives. You do not get awarded The Victoria Cross
for donating blood but thank goodness there were those who
donated blood for my daughter to receive transfusions.
So finally after many years I found the
courage to donate my first pint of blood. I was so
scared as I waited for my turn, scared about the needle
going into my arm.
Do you know what - when they stick the
needle into your arm you do not feel a thing !
Friday 20th September 2019 I receive my
award for donating 25 pints of blood. I am pleased I
have donated 25 pints but not proud of winning the award.
Had I been brave enough when Matron Meek suggested in April
1973 that I become a blood donor Friday 20th September 2019
would be my 139th pint.
I am determined to live long enough to
match Matron Meek and achieve 50 pints donation. December
2027 I will do that, I will not long have celebrated my 77th
I really will be The Geriatric DJ then won't I ?
How old would I be to reach 100 pints
You can donate three time a year so I
need to live another 25 years. That would make me 94 years
Could I do that ? You know I am
going to give it my best shot. If I can live long
enough to donate 100 pints of blood I could die no longer a
So are you a blood donor ? Are you
fit and healthy to be a donor ? If you are fit and
healthy and do not donate then you are a coward just as I
was. Do not carry the shame that I have become a blood donor
and save lives.
The Sunshine Smile Crew, click the picture on the right, and
help find more happy, smiling people to become blood donors.