I started donating blood at my high school when they were hosting a blood drive last year. My JROTC instructor encouraged me to donate blood although I was a bit nervous. When I gave blood the first time, I felt a sense of accomplishment and I wanted to continue to donate. Today, I continue to donate because I want to be the impact I make in someone’s life. I encourage others to donate blood because it is constantly needed and you will be glad that you did.