I’m definitely squeamish about needles, and taking a large quantity of blood out of my body just seemed gross. It would’ve been much easier for me to write off, as something I just didn’t feel like doing. I’m busy, young, and its not a priority.Yet, both my little brothers have been recipients of blood transfusions. Someone who had the same excuses as me, decided to take an hour and undergo a slightly uncomfortable experience. With that he gave my baby brothers the opportunity to live healthy childhoods. Somehow though, because we don’t see; because we can’t look at the car accident victims, or the people struggling with cancer, the need seems too far away to feel urgent or worth our time. But it is worth it to give blood, and someone, somewhere will be extremely grateful that you did.