Speech On Save Life
In the beginning, blood was only used for blood transfusions to save he sick and even with all the new found uses for blood discovered over the years, it still is the number one use. Blood transfusions are most commonly done before, during, and after surgeries of people who have experienced extreme trauma. Danielle, a women who regularly donated her blood was in a serious car accident in 1998, were she needed many blood transfusions to keep her alive. When people experience extreme trauma, they generally lose a lot of blood from injuries, something that their heart need to keep them alive. Without any blood donors, Danielle and many more who suffered accidents wouldn’t be here today. There lives would be lost due to the lack of blood but gladly there were generous donors at the time. At the same time, blood donations are also used for cancer patients and people with sickly diseases. In Canada alone, the top cause of death is cancer, telling us that a large group of people in our country already have and in the future will get cancer. People suffering with different illnesses experience a decrease of red and white blood cells, the two main components of blood. During chemotherapy and radiation therapies and from the illness itself, your body’s production of red and white blood cells and platelets decrease, which can be catastrophic. The only way to increase and bring them up again to normal levels again is to resupply the patients with blood. Many patients receive multiple blood transfusions every day just to keep them healthy as the fight their disease and without a large supply of blood, this wouldn 't be possible. As I said before, the number of people getting cancer is increasing, meaning the number of donors will need to increase as well if we are to help all those in need.