By Correne Martin
If you’ve never donated blood, you’re missing out on the opportunity to save a life. In fact, by giving one hour or less of your time at a blood drive, you could save up to three lives.
“How else can you save three lives within one hour?” pointed out Dennis Kirschbaum, a Prairie du Chien resident who has been donating since 1972 and is working on 18 gallons contributed. “If there was a problem with it, you wouldn’t keep going back. I’ve always had a positive experience. And if you can save lives by donating, why wouldn’t you want to give?
“There’s such a tremendous need for it and there’s really nothing to it,” noted 90-year-old Jack Mulrooney, a lifelong Prairie du Chien resident and donor.
Take it from those who donate: It’s simple, it’s painless and it’s a rewarding experience you’ll always value and want to continue.