I have been a regular blood donor for over 15 years. It’s not something that I really talk about or have ever made a big deal over. I just always thought it was an easy way to help people and get some orange juice and cookies in the process.
Well, I have been honored by our local blood bank BloodSource to be a part of their Gallery of Hope.
As described on their website:
The exhibit is the culmination of nearly two years of creative work. Twenty-two, 26”x 36” framed, black and white photographs capture life in the faces of the subjects, people who give blood and people who have received blood.
“Through this project the BloodSource brand has evolved. The images – pictures that tell incredible stories through smiles and through the eyes of people – are found on walls at BloodSource blood centers, used in brochures and publications, in public service announcements, and even in larger-than-life format on the exterior of BloodSource bloodmobiles,” said Leslie Botos, Vice President, Public Affairs at BloodSource. “When we started with this project we never dreamed that it would truly tell the BloodSource story.”
The coolest part of this experience is the fact that my picture has been put on one of their mobile blood donation buses. Pretty cool huh?