I was inspired to donate blood because my parents were blood donors. I have followed them to their blood donation sessions ever since I was young, so it was natural for me to start donating once I could.
I make it a point to set a reminder in my calendar so that it prompts me to donate blood every month. As my work is flexible and my company is supportive, I will make an appointment for the donation in the morning and go back to the office in the afternoon. I would feel disappointed if I fall sick and have to miss the appointment.
It takes only two hours of my time for each blood donation session. This is a small effort on my part, but an essential act to save lives.