Monday, July 23, 2007

I didn't wanna do it, I didn't wanna do it....

Just got back from giving blood today. I'm O+, so the vampires blood donor people love to see me. They called this time and asked me to come in - I've been going in on my own from time to time as I remembered, but the last time I gave blood, they blew the vein and I ended up with a small hematoma and some sort of weird reaction to the adhesive on the bandaid. The hematoma went away in a day or so, but the raised skin reaction around the puncture site lasted for two weeks. Understandably, giving blood on my own hasn't crossed my mind for a while now! But when the Red Cross called, I went ahead and made an appointment. I know they need lots of O, especially during the summer, so I went on.

I'm kind of tired now, but I know it was worth it. It's summer - go give blood yourself!

2 comments:

Mallory said...

You are a good person for doing it. I call them vampires too! lol My mom almost died in December and she needed 18 units of blood and thank God for people like you!

InsertWittyBlogHere said...

18 units, good GRIEF! Wow. I'm glad she made it through.

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~~Demeter