Being a Realtor Occasionally Involves a Few Needle Pricks for Charity
September 2, 2008 - Today, Trademark Real Estate, Inc. of Hot Springs, AR welcomed the United Blood Services mobile unit to its parking lot to assist in a blood drive. Many of the Trademark Realtors and associates from the surrounding businesses stepped up and donated blood today.
There is always an urgent need for blood in our local area, with our hospitals going through about 1,000 pints of blood every month. With the area filled with the hurricane evacuees this week, the hospitals have an increased need at this time.
I was happy to be one of those participants early this morning -- even though I believe I may have been one of their select few that almost passed-out afterwards. Every time that I donate blood, it seems that my energy is zapped for the whole day after I recover from the dizzy spell immediately afterwards ... but I'll continue to do it as long as I can. I'm so glad to be a qualified candidate that is able to give. It's absolutely worth the minor pain from the needle sticks, and the short period of feeling ill - when you know that your blood may have helped saved someone else's life.