On June 12, 2016, Omar Mateen killed 49 people and wounded 53 during his attack inside the Pulse Night Club in Orlando. In memory of those who lost their lives by the actions of this killer, I donated blood today, just as I did last year on the first anniversary of these slayings. I recall that thousands responded immediately after the attack in 2016, but not as many have continued to donate. As a regular blood donor, I know that blood product is needed every day of the year, so please consider donating, if you are physically able, at least once a year. It is a gift of life that each of us can share.