I donated blood today! I made an appointment online at the Red Cross and spent about an hour getting questioned, tested, signed up, and poked with pointy objects. I should receive a donor card in a month or two (that’ll make the process faster), and I plan on donating every two to three months from now on. I really should have started something like this sooner. I’m just so used to donating money that I never think about other forms of donation (I think that makes me lazy). However, with the Hubby the only one employed at the moment, I needed to find another way support my favorite organizations. Donating blood was the best way I could think of doing that. And, like the nurse at the facility said, blood is priceless.
I feel a little woozy and was cold for a couple hours. I’m just tired right now, but I feel wonderful that I was able to do something helpful. And I got a neat red bandage.
Everyone who is able should donate. You don't have to wait for a blood drive.