After the 9/11 disaster, blood donors were lined up around the block.
Although it happened that there was not a huge need for their services - the injuries and loss of life were much less than expected, and those there were casualties were most likely beyond any help that blood could provide - the sentiment was fantastic and the blood banks were full.
So where are you all now? Don’t get me wrong - I think it was great that you came out in time of emergency moved to help people that needed it. But the need TODAY is arguably greater than the need on 9/12 or 9/13, it’s just far less dramatic.
This is, at best, a very gentle Pitting for you foul-weather blood donors: come out now when the weather is fairer, too, please. Blood supplies are low. Your blood is needed. Why the hell are you staying home now when you could be doing more good? Don’t be a sheep that just stood around with the herd three years ago and does nothing now.
Thanks. In advance.