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You can be a Hero and save a life.

I want you to think for second, if you were in an accident or found out your parents had a diseases that left them 6 week to live, what would you do about it?
Would you help them? What if it's your brother or sister that needs help? Would you help them? What if it's your next door neighbour? What if it's someone from a different part of the country? What if it's someone on the other side of the world?

But here is the real question. "If you could receive the help, then why can't you give it?"

Blood donation

Every minute of the day someone somewhere needs blood, everyone need blood sometime in their life, maybe they were In a accident or trying to get through a very risky and difficult operation or even giving birth. They are counting on you to make sure the blood is there when it is needed. Please don't wait for someone else to do this. You are needed.

Only 4% of the eligible population are giving blood, not everyone can give blood, you need to be healthy and disease free so think of this as a free blood check up :la:
Males can donate every 12 weeks and females every 16 weeks.
I have a blood type of B negative, a very rare blood type, in Europe this is extremely hard to find and donors are even harder to find. This is another reason why I signed up to be a blood donor.

Organ Transplants

Organ transplants are the only hope for people with organ failure to overcome this, to live longer than the time the doctor told them they have left in this world,  maybe It will give them 5 years or maybe just one, but think about the difference it could make. They will get to spend another 365 days with their family and friends and with people they love , but even that is nowhere near enough time to say goodbye.  Every year more than 3000 lives are saved or prolonged thanks to organ transplant, but currently there are still on average three people die every day whilst waiting for one. The transplant will not make any different to your life as it is done if and after you left the world. Think about what are you leaving behind when you do, you are giving someone the best gift they can ever imagine, a father or a mother a life.
I sometimes think about what would happen when I die, how I die where I'm going to be buried, we all do from time to time. Now I know, I will die saving some else's life. I will bring happiness to people who received my help. This is the reason I signed up to be an organ donor.

OK The next topic I want to talk about is not for the weak, if you have a phobia of hospital talk then please don't read on
Bone marrow/Stem cell transplant

1. A physical examination of your body to assess your health
2. Obtaining the stem cells that will be used in the transplant
3. Preparing your body for the transplant
4. Transplanting the stem cells
5. Monitored during recovery period

This is the five stages of stem cell transplant; I'm not going to say this is easy; I'm not going to say this is not frightening me. I am going to say this is to save a life. Effecting the lives of many and be the person you always wanted to be.
Diseased or damaged bone marrow can be replaced by donated bone marrow, which helps treat, and often cure, many serious, life-threatening conditions, including: bone marrow failure, leukaemia that knocks out your white blood cells and non-Hodgkin's lymphoma and cell anaemia etc....

The chance of find a match with the same blood type and marrow type is 1 in a thousand, you can be someone's lottery to life. This is why I signed up to be available for stem cell transplant. I'm I scared?  Yes! But the joy override the pain 1 billion times more.

Please think about what I wrote in this journal, please tell your family and friends about this, pass on the link to this journal and make everyone aware what you can do to save a life.

Thank you.

Franklin Fan 13/02/2013


Note, going again next week, it's going to be fun. Hope people can join me 
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LivelovelifeEleni Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
I love this journal. I am considering to be an organ donor <33! thank you for this journal. I have also always wanted to donate blood,.
I have had a blood test before and I can stand and tolerate needles/shots but during that test I actually felt the needle and it was harder to go through but I will definitely hope that I can donate blood. I still do not know what my blood type is, I never knew and my mom doesn't know o.o <33 
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Fan-Gogh Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2013  Professional General Artist
:) yeah it took about 5mins for my donation and then tea and biscuits and then I was off :) I'm glad you like this journal I wrote it a long time ago but I deleted my other journals so people can see this one :) the other ones are just basicly me ranting about stuff and games and tags and stuff like that.

turns out I wasn't B- I was B+ oh well.I
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simonpark81 Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
i would but numerous different reasons mean i wont, unfortunately.
when i died at 17, it was because of ruptured stitches, and i bled to death in under 20 minutes.
that might seem like a long time to some. if i hadnt recieved those transplants straight away, i would not be here now!
i had to be brought back with blood transfusions, i lost more blood than i actually had in me-
it was leaving my body faster than they could put it back in.
and i was told there in the hospital because i have had a "total transfusion" i shouldnt really consider it for at least ten-fifteen years.
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Fan-Gogh Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2013  Professional General Artist
wow, I didn't know that about you. Don't worry about it mate, just writing about it to people who can give blood and who might not be aware of it, my mom had a few major operations this year which saved her so I thought I'll try to help. My cold is over so I'll soon be making plans for donation myself.
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simonpark81 Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I don't like to mention it because most people just get all emotional and are like "wow, im so sorry" but it was a great experience and made me who I am now!
I do talk to people about such things occasionally, but generally I try not to cross boundaries too much; a lot of people expect me to talk philosophy and theology these days lol
I hope you can help raise awareness and make people think a little more my friend.
im trying to be on DA a little more this week, but my duties as a dad and husband gotta come first so im kinda on and off with the internet at the moment.
hows the group running now? I feel like kinda like a fifth wheel there XD
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Fan-Gogh Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2013  Professional General Artist
didn't even hurt, much rather have that needle in me 10 more times than stepping on a plug in the middle of the night once. :)
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simonpark81 Featured By Owner May 4, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
those plugs are specially designed so a G.I in a fix can lay them as spiny floor traps.
sad but true :nod:
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Fan-Gogh Featured By Owner May 5, 2013  Professional General Artist
You are not meant to share secrets like that with me -.-
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simonpark81 Featured By Owner May 7, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
don't worry, its only the really secret things I cant share ;)
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Fan-Gogh Featured By Owner May 7, 2013  Professional General Artist
good!
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Fan-Gogh Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2013  Professional General Artist
The group is doing good, Eve is doing a amazing job with it, I feel kinda bad because I have exams coming up, 11 exams to be exact ahha and course work and stuff so I kinda told Eve to run it for me whilst I'm away, I still check on DA just kinda reply to more than 2 people and stay online or do art so....

btw I finished another photo for our challenge thing, will post it as soon as you finish your go :)
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Red-Rat-Writer Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2013  Student General Artist
I have a bleeding disorder that keeps me from doing both of those
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Fan-Gogh Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2013  Professional General Artist
That's fine :) do what you can :) maybe help me spread this journal?

and in the mean time, stay safe and try not to get cut. :)
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YumeNox Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
that's a pretty well done summ up !
you are right to tell this, we have to force ourselves to be more generous and actually DO something :)

i did the blood donation once. put me K/O for some time...and after i came back twice to it but each time there was a problem about security of blood ! (you know: new piercing/travelling abroad ..) but i have to go there again !! promise i will do it ;)

+ Sorry about that if you think it is silly but the vet inside me can't help it :
Just know that Cats and Dogs also need blood transfer sometimes ! After car accident, or surgeries or complicated diseases... If you pet is healthy, please contact your vet and ask him about it ! Lots of veterinary clinics do and need blood donations ^^
that's all ^^
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Fan-Gogh Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013  Professional General Artist
that's cool I love animals too! please help me by spreading this journal around and feel free to add in the Pets blood donations, but can I ask though, I think some people might have a problem with this issue, would a owner really would allow their pet to give donation? and would the animal themselves want to? I mean they can't understand why...
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YumeNox Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
well of course we (owner/human) can't ask them permission... and that's a fact.
but honestly, animals body (human included) makes blood all the time so giving a bit of it is really NOTHING,
it's like having your hair cut : you don't worry for the piece of hair you lost, do you ?

well, apart if i am missing your point (maybe i didn't get it), i think blood donation for an animal is really nothing, just as it is for humans !

and yes i know owners who would actually do that. because you are happy when the vet save your pet, and some people think that anyone could have this chance too and want to donate ^^

i personally am gonna do it myself for human and next year from my cat (because he need to be older than 1year old for example).
hope i answered your question^^
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Fan-Gogh Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013  Professional General Artist
Ok. I have nothing against animal blood donation. I just thought some people might not like it. I mean doesn't matter how small a sacrifice or how great the good. At least humans choose to do it. That's all I'm saying. And btw I got emailed ths I will be donating soon. After they give me a test.
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YumeNox Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Yes ! sorry if my answer seemed agressive or anything ^^ i understood you had nothing against it, i just though it needed more "explanation" or so... ! it's okay
yes i totally agree with you on the free will part... :(
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Fan-Gogh Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013  Professional General Artist
:) I'm a bit nervous about the stem cell one though..
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YumeNox Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
yeah. I'm only talking about blood donation on my part ^^
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leif-j Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2013
Not all are able to donate blood for various reason. I respect that. But i do think that everybody scold at least CONSIDER donating blood. If you are healthy; try it. You DO help others.

Dose it hurt donating blood? Yes; i once burned my tong because the tee i was served before the donation was to hot. :lol:

The needle? Once you get used to it, it is nothing.
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Fan-Gogh Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2013  Professional General Artist
ahha tea, I didn't see that coming.

and yeah the tinny pinch you feel can relieve for someone who is facing unbearable pain :)

nice to people someone with a heart :)
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Bputy-crazygirl Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
It's good to raise some awareness for this... maybe i should donate some blood
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Fan-Gogh Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2013  Professional General Artist
:) thanks for supporting this. And yeah! If you want to,I can only make people aware of this, but of course they would have to want to do this in their own hearts. After all "action speaks louder than words" :) I'm glad you are considering it though. You are a hero.
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Bputy-crazygirl Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Well I could say, 'I'm already an organ donor' but hey if a bit of blood helps... I wouldn't call it being a hero :blush: just being considerate towards fellow-humans haha
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Fan-Gogh Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2013  Professional General Artist
no. If you save someine's life then to them and their family. You are a hero
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Bputy-crazygirl Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
:aww:
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Fan-Gogh Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2013  Professional General Artist
did it! 2hrs ago, It was nothing, just got told to drink loads of water, a tiny prick on the finger tip to check for iron level, then lean back on the most comfortable plastic chair and then the cute nurse pulled out the biggest needle I've ever seen, but it didn't even hurt, I relaxed my arm completely therefore barely felt a thing. I was then told to do some arm and leg exercises whilst they do it, because I was too relaxed therefore blood flow is much slower. So I did and it was finished before I know it. The only serious complain is justin bieber was on the radio, haha nah I'm kidding, I had my earphones in.
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Bputy-crazygirl Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm glad it went so well. now i have to find out when/where i can donate and i'll do it too. :D
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Fan-Gogh Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2013  Professional General Artist
Awesome! I was really lucky, the place I did it at is only a mile away from my house :)
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Fan-Gogh Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013  Professional General Artist
:) Thank you for featuring this! :) Thank you for spreading this message :)
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TheGalleryOfEve Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
My pleasure Franklin!!! :tighthug:
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Fan-Gogh Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013  Professional General Artist
<3 i got the song 'how to save a life' stuvk in my head now. Its on repeat ahhhhhhh
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TheGalleryOfEve Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:giggle: Good luck taking it off now Franklin!!! :pat:
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