Actions speak louder than words

  • When:06/19/2021
  • QIC: Turnbuckle, Radar-UC

Actions speak louder than words

It has been really tough to write this pre-blast.  I’ve be fighting mental battles, battles with IBS, challenges at work, and challenges at home.

My dad passed away, unexpectedly, two years ago. “Actions speak louder than words” was one of his go to phrases. I am not entirely sure what my actions have been saying about me lately, but today that is not what I am here to discuss.  Today we are discussing what the actions of the PAX are saying.

Our mission is to plant, grow, and serve small workout groups for the invigoration of male community leadership. With this blood drive we have an opportunity to step forward as leaders to help our community and save lives. As PAX we are called to step up to serve and lead. Are you registered to donate?

Blood is a perishable product that can only come from volunteer donors. With someone in the U.S. needing blood every two seconds, blood products must be constantly replenished, according to the American Red Cross.  The Red Cross urges community members to donate blood and help ensure that patients in local hospitals have a supply of blood ready and waiting before an emergency occurs. Blood is routinely transfused to patients with cancer and other diseases, premature babies, organ transplant recipients and trauma victims.

Have you donated blood before, and it did not go well? I have donated blood several times now.  I really do not care for needles, and I have been intimidated to donate on more than one occasion. However, I have donated whole blood, power red, and platelets over the years. I have had really great experiences and super terrible ones too. I keep giving because with a simple blood donation, I have the opportunity to help save the life of someone who could be a friend, neighbor, or loved one. What are your actions saying?

Let our actions show we are willing to be heroes and are committed to helping save lives!

Waxhaw Blood Drive
Five Stones Church
1117 Cuthbertson Rd
Saturday, June 19
09:00 AM – 01:30 PM

Through our three completed blood drives, F3 Waxhaw has collected 163 pints for the American Red Cross, and we are hoping to collect at least 50 more pints at our next drive. To do that it is going to take PAX willing to HC, EH friends and family, and follow through. The Red Cross is not expecting us to use up all their supplies; they expect some people to cancel or be no-shows, and others to be deferred.  If you are interested in donating and you cannot find any slots available online, then give us your contact information and be ready to step up and answer the call. Not sure if you can donate? Come in and check your eligibility – stick around for some 2nd F and volunteer where needed. Actions speak louder than words!

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