Woot! I received my blood donor card in the mail today. I’m making it a personal goal to donate six times a year through my local Red Cross (that’s as much as you can donate in a year). I’m excited. I don’t get full on giddy about most activities, but donating blood is such a rush. I feel like I’m addicted and want to go every month. I love the idea of helping save lives. All I do is sit there and drink a soda and eat some cookies while the nurse draws out the blood, and I save up to three lives every time. It’s awesome!
I also get to meet interesting people. The nurses are very nice and informative, and I’ve met people from all walks of life-from students to owners of local businesses. I’m trying to talk my husband into donating with me. He’s being a little shy about the needles.
Every single person who can donate should donate. It’s frackin important.