Sunday, September 30, 2007

Bleeding for a good cause

I gave blood yesterday. It's the first time I've been able to make it in for an appointment in some time. This is the fourth time I've gone in to make a donation this year, which is a good thing.

I'm not entirely sure where I got the habit of giving blood. I know my pa gave blood while I was around the age of my kids. Perhaps that's where it stuck. At any rate, I don't mind giving - it's not a difficult thing to do, it doesn't take a long time to do, and you can help save lives. Yeah, it's a little uncomfortable to have a needle sitting in your arm, but I figure it's a small inconvenience for something that could end up doing a lot of good.

I'm also on the bone marrow registry, though I need to update that, since it's been several years since I signed up (and about three cities and two states ago).

Anyway, the kids are going a bit crazy, so I better get to watching them again...

1 comment:

Cassie said...

I used to give blood and will again someday. It is really convenient at work because they bring a bus out and we can donate during lunch. I signed up and did all the paperwork/testing to do apheresis which is donating platlets but the day I was supposed to do it I found out I was pregnant and couldn't do it because I needed all my platlets. Anyway, it take 2-3 hours so I'm not sure when I'll be able to do that again but I plan to someday.