GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WZZM) - For some regular donors like Bruce Miller donating blood is just part of his routine, "It doesn't really take that much time and you only have to donate a few hours every 56 days."
But for first time donors like Carly Plank, i took a little more encouragement,"I was a little curious like how big the needle would be and just things like that and how long it would take. I was kind of curious about the process and the screening you go through before you can donate and I would be able to give enough blood or not."
Common concerns from those who don't donate but eventually is was Carly's need to help others that finally persuaded her to take that first step and donate, "I don't like to take being healthy for granted and giving is a great way to celebrate that and to give back to the community." And a way to give someone the gift of life.