I reached a milestone yesterday: I donated my 24th pint of blood — 3 gallons! I used to have a rule: no talking about needles while I’m driving. We want to keep the driver conscious. I decided my fear of needles wasn’t optimal and decided to donate blood to get over it. My plan worked, … Continue reading “Three gallons of blood”
I reached a milestone today: I donated my sixteenth pint, totaling two gallons of blood. I reached my one-gallon milestone in December of 2009 but had to stop giving blood for a year after visiting rural China in 2010. Will you join me in giving blood?
After a year’s hiatus, I donated blood again today. It feels good. :-) 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 … Continue reading “One Gallon of Blood”
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.
I donated to one of my favorite charities today and it didn’t cost me anything. Yup, I gave blood. You can, too, even if like me you’re a wimp. Here are my time-tested tricks for survival: Drink a lot. I make sure I drink a lot of water for a few days before and then … Continue reading “Donating blood for wimps”
…and the American Red Cross is making it even easier. I got back to my cube after a lunchtime walk to find an e-mail from the American Red Cross. In this e-mail was a link “Click here to make an appointment.” I clicked the link and logged in to my Red Cross profile. (I’ve given … Continue reading “Donating Blood is Easy”
I donated blood just over a month ago and my donor card came in the mail today. W00t! I’m official! Actually, it’s not my first time; it’s just the only time the American Red Cross has it on record. I gave blood once before while in college, in the dark ages before computers ran willy-nilly … Continue reading “Brent Logan, Blood Donor”
My prediction: Bran Stark wakes up, for real this time, and realizes the last eight seasons were just a coma dream. No red wedding, no white walkers. He even dreamt the wrong reason for his fall — he was just clumsy. Everyone loves everyone else and the final episode is a happy family reunion. No … Continue reading “Final Game of Thrones show prediction”
I was No. 1 at the blood drive this morning. :-)