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#ygkChallenge: Donate Blood

donate bloodWelcome to Kingstonist’s weekly challenge, dare, resolution or whatever you prefer to call it. Each week we establish a new and ambitious community goal, encouraging our readers, followers, friends and families to step out of their comfort zones and do something great, and hopefully a little out of the ordinary. Consider this your official and personal invitation to join us in completing a small but meaningful achievement. By taking part in this community-wide initiative, we hope to make Kingston a slightly better place to live, work and play. And of course, we also hope that you will feel proud of your contribution and achievement.

This week’s challenge encourages you to:

Be a blood donor.  Donating blood is an easy way to help those who are sick or injured in your community.  In one hour’s time, a healthy donor can give enough blood to potentially help save multiple lives.  Donating is easy and relatively painless.  There are many reasons to donate blood.  Whether you are doing it for a specific person, or just because you know it’s the right thing to do, the need is constant to help maintain a healthy blood supply.  So this week, we challenge you to head to a Kingston clinic and give the gift of life to someone in our community.  It will make you feel good, and hey, you’ll probably get a cookie when you’re done.

Sign up and commit to completing this week’s challenge by commenting below with an “I’m in“, “challenge accepted“, “en garde” or something along those lines. Further, help us spread the word via Twitter and Facebook by using the hashtag: #ygkchallenge. As you work towards completing this week’s task, please feel free to lend others a helping hand by providing tips on how you achieved success.

Thanks to Tim Regan for supplying the photo associated with this week’s challenge.

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Danielle Lennon

Danielle Lennon is Kingstonist's Co-Founder. She was the Editor, Community Event Coordinator and Contributor at-large (2008-2018). She is otherwise employed as a section violinist with the Kingston Symphony, violin teacher, studio musician and cat lover. Learn more about Danielle...

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