Three gallons of blood

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”

One Gallon of Blood

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”

Donating blood for wimps

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”

Donating Blood is Easy

…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”

Brent Logan, Blood Donor

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”

Final Game of Thrones show prediction

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”