Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Pint Lighter

I donated blood! And I'm still alive! A pint lighter, but alive nonetheless. I donated once before in my life, and that was 10 years ago. And this time I didn't pass out either!

A couple fellow bloggers are bribing readers with prizes, so I decided - what the heck? It's not all about the free food, or cold hard cash -- but you gotta admit -- that helps!

So, I conned my boss into going along with me (being the chicken shit that I am!) and we get there, fill out the paperwork, go back to get the vitals done and come to find out, her iron level is .4 under what they need.

I just squeeze by myself, seeing as how I'm feeling fine but am running a low grade fever of 99.4 (the cut off - 99.5 and I would have been S-O-L).

So, I'm alone in this, but my boss comes back with me to keep me company, and capture a photo of me giving away my precious life juice.

It was the fastest and easiest thing ever - honestly - I'm not sure why more people wouldn't do it. I may just go back in 8 weeks and do it all over again!

It took a whopping 7 minutes to fill up that bag.....fast enough that the woman says to me "It's still really warm!"

Gee, thanks!

3 comments:

Melissa said...

So your saying bribes work then? I'll have to remember that!! Thanks for donating.

Melissa said...

Oh and precious life juice...HYSTERICAL!!

Jess said...

Congrats on donating, Sarah! I really need to go with my Mom when she goes again. I never have donated blood. I have given plasma before...but when they put the blood cells back in it creeped me out and I almost fainted. I never went back to do it again and I've had a phobia about giving blood or anything like that ever again. It's time to get over my fears!