My boyfriend and I gave blood together for the first time in high school at a local drive. My father and my uncle are avid donors and taught us that just a few hours of our time can save so many lives. Health and safety are blessings and we are able to give just a little of ourselves to help others who are injured or ill.
My boyfriend and I are high school sweethearts who have been together almost ten years and a huge tradition every few weeks is to meet my father at our local Red Cross and donate together. It makes us feel great to help others and reminds us of how long we have been together and all of the great memories we have made.