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Hi, Kevin Coupe here and this is FaceTime with the Content Guy ... here this morning with what I like to think of as a public service message.
As I record this, I'm giving blood. I am inspired to tell you this by a blog posting my friend Karen Caplan, of Frieda's Specialty Produce, did a few weeks ago, talking about the fact that she'd given blood for the first time and how exhilarating it was to know that she was saving lives.
I'm also prompted to talk about this by the fact that the American Red Cross is in constant need of blood. They've talked a lot about how blood supplies are at record lows, and they're looking for donors.
Not surprisingly, the Red Cross has a mobile app which allows you to find out where blood banks are scheduled in your area, make an appointment, and even track how your blood is used. It is like going to Starbucks!
I, for example, know that this is my 56th time giving blood ... and the Red Cross says that a donation can save up to three lives. I agree with Karen Caplan - knowing that is pretty exhilarating.
Hence, this public service announcement. If you can, give blood. It'll make you feel good, and it'll do good. There aren't that many things you can say that about.
That's what is on my mind this Thursday morning. As always, I want to hear what is on your mind.
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