Letter to the Editor - Calling all blood doners

Letter to the Editor - Calling all blood doners
Type of post: "In Harmony" Newsletter
Sub-type: No sub-type
Posted By: Dick Bushell
Status: Current
Date Posted: Mon, 20 Aug 2018

Dear Fellow Barbershoppers,

As a 24 year member of BHA (and AAMBS), I know many of you personally but for everyone else, you may know me as a former National Vice President and as an MC of many National and Regional events over the years.

I am addressing this letter to all of you in the hope that I can persuade you to give generously to a cause that has become very dear to my heart. The giving generously I speak of does not involve the giving of any money but only the giving of about 1 hour of your time and one other important commodity that you possess….your blood!

For the past 15 months, I have become transfusion dependent, requiring blood transfusions every two weeks.  As a result, I am constantly reminded of the great gift I continue to receive as the result of the generosity of people’s willingness to give a donation of their blood and decided that I needed to do all that I can to help promote this vital and important aspect of our National Health Care that doesn’t seem to receive the publicity that it deserves.

I’m sure that many of you are already blood doners and to those, I am so very grateful.  To all the rest, may I encourage you to consider this wonderful, gift giving, donation that will be used 100 per cent for the benefit of it’s recipients and that no administration fees or other deductions will be taken off the top and that it will ultimately be used as a life saver for thousands of Australians.

It is my hope that I can send this message out to as many people as I possibly can so I would urge you to not only consider your own donation but to also relay this message to all of your family and friends. 

Thank you all for allowing me the opportunity to bring this issue to your attention. 

Yours in harmony,

Bob Fritz