Wednesday, December 31, 2008

I saved lives!

yesterday i gave blood for the first time. it was a very exciting experience.

my neighbor is a parent in a school that has a bi-annual blood drive. she asked me to help out just to keep things running smoothly, and once i was there, i figured i might as well give blood. i have to admit, the needles are kind of big and scary looking, but if needles intimidate me, well, then I'm making the wrong career choice.

i walked away with a free t-shirt, bag, pin, sticker, and a good feeling that i was able to help sick people.

8 comments:

BrooklynWolf said...

Congrats from this long time blood donor.

I remember that I fainted the first time I gave blood, back when I was 18. It gets much, much easier the more you do it.

May you be able to give blood continually for many, many years -- and may the demand for it be very low.

The Wolf

G6 said...

Woo Hoo for YOU!!!!!

The Babysitter said...

I haven't been here in a long time, so not sure when you changed your background to blue, but it's much better!

That's great you were able to donate blood and help out and get all those little chackies.

Mikeinmidwood said...

Giving blood is great and I would just faint from the needles, not the giving.

rabbi lars said...

never do it, i get my lbood taken monthly, some of the shit in me is;

unknown

and one day they caught me for heroin

it wasnt it was

lsd

harry-er than them all said...

first time i gave blood i was in israel in yeshiva. i must have given about 6 times in my two years there. you do a mitzva and is also good for you

Ronen Levi Yitzhcak Segal said...

Have you seen this?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZTqX5AxqvS8

If you're frum, this should become a one every 8 week habit...

AmIaFrumFeminist said...

Dude, all I got was a little sticker and some awful juice. Oh, and I found out my blood type, which was nice.

It was crazy how scared all the guys, where I gave, were scared silly of the blood. One of the nurses rolled her eyes and said, "Men: they could never give birth!"