Evening meditation 

Walking the hallway of a nonprofit community blood center, always prepared to make an emergency “stat” hospital delivery, one ponders the definition of preparedness. 

Are we ever prepared for major blood loss?

Do we know when an inebriated driver will hit us head-on?

Or randomly shot in the neck?

What is quality of life for someone with severe dementia?

We play God all the time in the decisions we make, whether buying cheap goods made by low wage workers or running a red light to get home quickly after work.

Would those who choose not to or cannot donate blood refuse a blood transfusion to stay alive?

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