Today is World Blood Donor Day. I want to take a moment to thank all the unsung heroes who have donated their blood.

Namine has needed multiple surgeries in her nine years of life. The most prominent are her three heart surgeries and two foot surgeries. After each major surgery (and many minor procedures as well), she’s needed blood transfusions. Those transfusions would not have been possible without blood donors.

Because Namine is a recipient of blood transfusions, she can never be a donor. She donates her hair, though!

If you, dear reader, are or have been a blood donor, thank you. From the bottom of our hearts, thank you. You may not ever know the people whom you’ve helped, but know that even just one donation can make a difference and save a life.

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