#35 Donate blood

Yesterday was a bloody adventure: I went to the blood donation clinic with @JSaggau in Vancouver.

I hadn’t donated before, so I was a little bit anxious. I had no idea how I was going to react to seeing my blood being pumped out of me.

Over a year ago I’d tried to donate with another friend, but I had been to Mexico within the past six months, and that meant that I could have had malaria in my system.

But trying to go before proved to not be a complete waste of time: All of my information was still on file which sped up my second attempt at donating.

I am pretty proud of myself for going.

I’ve never been afraid of needles or blood, but it’s a little surreal to see your own blood flowing out of your arm.

Regardless, I didn’t faint, puke, cry or even break a sweat.

And not only did I get to cross something off of my 10 year list, but the pint of blood I donated will help to save others’ lives.

8 down, 93 to go.

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  1. Avatar Bob Gray on September 1, 2010 at 8:40 pm

    Congrats !
    It *IS* in you to give !!!
    I hear the cookies are better than ever !!!
    Way to go !

  2. Avatar HW on September 1, 2010 at 11:37 pm

    I always thought it was in me to live. But then I realized, it’s mostly in me to give. And the cookies were excellent!

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