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  • 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,…

  • A No. 1 Day!

    A No. 1 Day!

    I was No. 1 at the blood drive this morning. :-)

  • It was a sign

    There was a bloodmobile parked across the street from Starbucks. It was a sign.

  • Friday Afternoon Superhero

    Friday Afternoon Superhero

    My online bio claims: Engineer. Lawyer. WordPress geek. Bicycle commuter. Blood donor. Snapshooter extraordinaire. Today, I renewed my commitment to giving blood. In a couple of hours, I saved up to three lives. I’m disappointed that I haven’t been able to convince anyone to go with me, but I hold out hope. Will you join…

  • Season of Giving

    Please join me in giving blood. It doesn’t cost anything but a little time. In return, you get that warm feeling from knowing you helped someone who really needed it.

  • Breaking In Another Donor Card

    Breaking In Another Donor Card

    Beginning my third gallon of blood, I started a new donor card. I decided it was time to try something different. Instead of following my Wimp’s Guide to Giving Blood, I sat up like everyone else and even looked at my arm after the needle was in. Woo hoo! I didn’t feel faint. Maybe this…

  • Two Gallons of Blood

    Two 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?

  • The American Red Cross has my number. They

    The American Red Cross has my number. They just called and scheduled my 16th appointment to give blood. Two-gallon pin, coming up! :-)

  • If it’s the Last Thing I Do

    I’m giving blood tomorrow if it’s the last thing I do.