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Donate Blood at IndyHall 3/29/08 – Taking Risks for Someone Else

21 Mar 2008
by Alex Hillman

Donating blood is such a simple act that can make such a huge difference. I know, lots of people don’t do well with needles or are afraid of blood. But think about it this way: what’s the last thing you risked something of yourself for someone else?

As an entrepreneur, I discover daily the ways which not only I, but other people assess risks. Most of the time, the risks people are taking are self-serving. Regardless of the outcome (positive or negative), they are the only person that benefits. I read about and see people make really terrible risk assessments all the time. Donating blood, however, has a KNOWN positive benefit with practically no risk at all.

I can’t think of a better place to dominate your fears while being surrounded by people who support their peers and their risks every day: IndyHall.

We’re having a blood drive here next Saturday, March 29th, from 9am-3pm. We’re only at about half of the donors we need so PLEASE consider committing to a spot and donating.

You need to reserve a spot, and since this is nearly an entire month in advance, setting aside a time should not be difficult. The Red Cross makes it easy (yay! webapps!) to register and select a slot ahead of time online. You can visit our donor registration page to find out more.

One of our friends who’s afraid of needles and knows her risk of passing out has stepped up to bat to be an excellent example for those of you still on the fence: Ruth Kalinka not only jumped up and registered, but she’s also coordinating an ice-cream after-party at the Franklin Fountain afterwards to reward everyone for their bravery. THAT’S awesome. Thank you Ruth!

A big thank you to Reed Gustow for not only helping coordinate this drive, but for helping recruit people as well. I really, really appreciate it.

When:
Saturday March 29, 2008
9am-3pm
Where: IndyHall
How: register here.

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Alex Hillman I am always thinking about the intersection of people, relationships, trust and business. I founded Indy Hall in 2006, making us one of oldest fully independent coworking communities in the world. This site is packed with the lessons and examples I’ve learned along the way. You can find me on Twitter, too! 🐦 Say hi.