Brent Logan

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Tag: give blood

  • I’m No Superhero

    I’m no superhero, but three to four times a year I save lives. In fact, I did it again today. 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 […]

  • My Friday: I saved up to three lives

    My Friday was productive: I saved up to three lives. How about you? ;-)

  • It’s Valentine’s Day — time to donate

    It’s Valentine’s Day — the perfect time to make another appointment to donate blood. Mine is March 2.

  • Back on the Cot Again — Donating 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.

  • One Gallon 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 […]

  • I Sell My Blood For Stickers and Pins

    I Sell My Blood For Stickers and Pins

    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.

  • Donating blood for wimps

    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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]