Wednesday, 16 November 2011

Reluctant donor... But definitely worth it!

Last week - and for the second time this Field Service - I was called upon to donate blood for a patient with a low haemoglobin count. I made my way - rather reluctantly, I'll be honest - down to the Hospital, where I gave my donation. I'm always nervous about donating because I have a fear of those large, nasty needles! But the pain is all worth it knowing that it is a way you can be of service to someone in need.

As I've said before, it is always such a great privilege as a non-medical crew member to serve in this way. It is another way you can connect to the mission of Mercy Ships by giving a literal, life-saving part of yourself to the people we serve.

Resting up having given my unit of blood.

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