There are many special days in the year but this one's different from the others
Today is World Blood Donor Day and its theme: ‘Safe blood for saving mothers.'
Unless it effects us personally we have a tendency to ignore
The things that occur out there in the world beyond our own front door.
We go about our business, we work, we sleep, we play
Without realizing 800 women die in pregnancy or childbirth every day.
Without ever giving a second thought to this kind of mortality
Or how bleeding during childbirth can lead to disease or disability.
So this years goal for Blood Donor Day, since they realize most people do care
Is not to preach or proselytize but to make them more aware.
More aware of how blood is essential for all the world to thrive
And how safe blood and blood products help new mothers to survive.
So if you want to do something special today, give some blood so they can store it
Because somewhere out there in the world a Mom will thank you for it.
Topic(s) of this poem: giving
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