from The Great American Bathroom Book, Volume II, page 488,
Publisher: Compact Classics, Inc., 1994.
When eight-year-old Joey's little sister
underwent a necessary operation, it turned out that she had lost so
much blood she was in need of an immediate transfusion. Joey's blood
type was the same as his sister's.
"Will you give your sister some of your
blood?" asked the doctor.
Joey paused for a long time before he
The boy tried to be brave as the blood was
being drawn from his veins, but the doctor noticed that he was
growing paler and paler.
When the draw was complete, Joey looked up
at the doctor and timidly asked, "I was just wondering how long it
will be before I die?"
The doctor looked down at Joey and said,
"Do you think people die when they give
"Well, yes sir," replied
"And you were willing to die for your
"Yes, sir," he said