Thursday, January 28, 2016

My Red Cross Blood Donor Story: Sarah Morgan

Sarah Morgan
Director of Presidential Engagement | Planning & Insight | American Red Cross National Headquarters

Blood and Platelet Donor

I had only given blood a couple of times before I began working for the Red Cross. It was when I started that I become more aware of how easy it is to give blood and how good it feels to do it.

During the holidays, I decided I wanted to make an even greater difference, so I gave platelets for the first time. The process took a couple of hours and the team working in the donor center was so great – they made me feel comfortable and took care of me throughout the entire process. They are knowledgeable, warm and really make you feel like you are saving the world by giving blood and platelets.

The people you interact with when you are donating are what it is all about. You are in an awkward situation, but the phlebotomists make you feel at ease. They have a great attitude and positive energy, and they make it fun. We even took a selfie together – was such a great way to end the year.

I try and spread the word about my experiences donating blood and platelets by posting about it. It is a relaxing, and easy way to save lives and I hope to encourage others to join me.

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