Courtesy of Bloodbanker.com

Contrary to popular belief, I am not a superhero. Yeah, I’m pretty friggin’ awesome. But I can’t leap buildings in a single bound, I’m hardly as powerful as a locomotive, and I don’t go faster than a speeding bullet (or even a slowly moving shopping cart).

But what I can do is give blood. And donating blood saves lives. In fact, one donation can help as many as three people in medical centers across the globe. Despite that most of us have a little extra blood to spare, there are constant shortages as demand for complicated, but life-saving, medical treatments increase (a liver transplant, for example, can use 120 units of donated blood).

There are frequent blood drives in our area, not to mention anyone can donate any time at Coney Island Hospital. And now, parents from P.S. 52 have arranged for a neighborhood drive today. From noon until 6 p.m., you can stop by 2675 East 29th Street (between Avenue Z and Voorhies Avenue) and help save lives.

I may be no superhero … ::dramatic pause to emphasize cheesiness:: … but we can all be heros.

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  • Tina

    Thank you for posting Ned….You made a difference!

  • http://www.nedberke.com Ned Berke

    I hope that people did indeed turn out because we posted. But I didn't give any blood. All the thanks should go to the organizers and whichever readers turned out – not me. Way to go guys, great job!

    (Btw, I'm saving my blood for either the Cymbrowitz health fair or BayFest. I believe both of which will have donation buses, and fall toio close to have given today and still give then.)

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=839675042 Holly Renee Reinhardt

    I'm really bummed that I can't give blood because I was born in England during a mad cow scare. Apparently, that's an issue. Boo.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=839675042 Holly Renee Reinhardt

    I'm really bummed that I can't give blood because I was born in England during a mad cow scare. Apparently, that's an issue. Boo.

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