Period 10 Honors English 10
Assisting Others From the Inside, Out
Human life itself is the most sacred blessing that we are lucky to have as humans. We take for granted, many times, our medical wellbeing, and never have to worry about any major health issues. We hear about those who have such problems, so often that it goes in one ear and out the other. The sad reality is that we sometimes say to ourselves, “At least it’s better them, than me.” Terrible to imagine, but it does happen. Wether its from a lack of care, or a lack of knowledge, we as a whole society do not help those who are in greater need. Of the “60% of the population who are able to donate blood, only about 5% actually donate regularly.” (Donate Blood 9). The phrase “Lending a hand” is tossed around these days, and is quite often accomplished in the most procrastinated approach. People do not see the possibilities of changing people’s lives by doing simple, but yet very beneficial tasks. The greatest and if not most vital contribution one can make is through the donation of blood, because there are so many helpful logical and emotional effects that can come about from doing so. By just opening up our minds to see how and why it’s important, by witnessing and hearing the successful impacts others have made, and by generally learning more about blood, we can save many peoples lives by one day donating as well.
The problem with most people, especially Americans, is that we do not understand the importance donating blood can have on a recipient. What most don’t know is that you can get much more out of donating blood. As a matter of fact, “because blood is composed of three main components -Red Blood Cells, Plasma (which contains the White Blood Cells), and Platelets-” you can contribute those components to a greater number of people. (Donate Blood 9). Plasma is used to help those “transport nutrients and hormones to cells, and remove waste, red blood...