U.S. Rep. Pete Olson couldn't hide his excitement for the free, tasty snacks when he walked into the Sugar Land Neighborhood Donor Center. When I first met, Rep. Olson he sported a Texas flag facemask and an infectious enthusiasm to save lives with his O positive blood donation.
Why Donating Blood is a Priority for Our Family
While we initially started donating blood for different reasons, both Madeline and I are Committed for Life. It is such an important thing to do and you never know when you or someone you love is going to need a lifesaving transfusion of some sort. Did you know that 1 in 7 people will need blood at some point in their lifetime, but only 1 in 20 eligible donors will donate? That's only 5%!