There was a bloodmobile parked across the street from Starbucks. It was a sign.
The American Red Cross has my number. They just called and scheduled my 16th appointment to give blood. Two gallon pin, coming up! :-)
After lunch I walked to the local library where the American Red Cross had a blood drive. In about an hour I’d saved up to three lives.
You could donate blood, too, even if you’re a wimp. I know, because I am.
What’s stopping you? Be someone’s hero.
My Friday was productive: I saved up to three lives.
How about you? ;-)
It’s Valentine’s Day — the perfect time to make another appointment to donate blood. Mine is March 2.
Even if you’re afraid of needles, you can give blood, too. Just read my wimpy blood donor survival guide.
Please join me this holiday season in donating blood. You could save up to three lives.
I reached a milestone today: I have donated one gallon of blood. That’s about 80% of blood the average adult body contains.
I also beat my goal of giving blood four times this year by 50%.
I’d like to say, “I am not a wimp” — but I am. After donating blood two or three times without issues, I decided to give blood sitting up, like everyone else does. Bad idea. After nearly filling the bag, I could feel the blood drain from my face. I alerted the workers and they got me lying flat with my feet elevated. Ah…
Oh well. I filled the bag. It didn’t hurt. And I saved up to three lives.
Next time I’ll know to ask for the wimp treatment.
If I can do it, maybe you can too. What do you think?
I had a hard time writing my Christmas wish list. Finally I realized: if it’s that hard to write a wish list, I don’t need anything. Maybe you’re in the same sleigh.
If you want to give this Christmas, here’s a list. They have no problem knowing what they need.
- American Red Cross. Give money, donate blood. Save a life. I’m scheduled for next Friday. :-)
- Engineers Without Borders. Improve others’ quality of life.
- Kiva. Loans that change lives.
Do you have other suggestions? Will you join me in donating?
Update: Guynameddave has another take on Stuff-less Christmas Card.
I donated blood again today — fifth time this year. In exchange, I got a sticker. Next time I also get a one-gallon pin. Sounds fair to me.
The picture above shows my total “payment” this year. See you back here in 56 days.