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...