My sweet friend Barbara Johnson is an awesome nurse at St. Josephs Hospital (and also does Precious Prints, the adorable hand prints for babies)...she has such a beautiful heart and a tender one for babies. Barb totally encouraged me through facebook to help save babies at CHOC and donate blood. I have only given blood once in my life. It was for our pastor who was dying with cancer and my whole family went together and donated our blood to help him. It was painful but I didn't mind one bit because I knew it would help him.
I just found out that you can give blood every 56 days! Totally not something I would normally get excited about but it is saving babies lives! I went down to the Pavillion across from St. Joes and gave blood today. It was not a big deal at all. Sweet Barb sat with me the whole time while I ate my warm chocolate chip cookies that they gave me and sipped on my cold juice. It really was an awesome experience. So what if it hurt for a couple minutes, we are saving lives!! Please join me and get on the donor list...I have my parents signed up to go in next week along with Chris. And really...if I can do this, you can too. I hate needles, blood and pain but put yourself aside for an hour and help sick babies in need.
It's simple, all you have to do is call the center at: 714.744.8721 and find a time that works for you. They are located in the Pavillion in Orange across from CHOC on the first floor. Also, if you do call and sign up tell them you are Barbara Johnson's proxy pay. And please either send me an email or a message so I can contact her. Please help these little ones in need!!!