Thursday, September 15, 2011

Blood blood blood

The first time I ever gave blood, I was 18 years old. There was a blood drive in my stake, and so off I went and gave my blood. I was nervous, excited, and a little apprehensive. I was really worried about passing out and such. I didn't. I was completely fine. At that time, one of the people there told me that most people gave blood only once and never did it again. I vowed that I would do it again. It took a long time, but I did. And I did again tonight. I love giving blood. I love doing stuff that is not harmful to me, and I have extra, so why not give it to someone else who might need it. I have also donated my hair a couple of times. It's great. No inconvenience to me + someone else benefits = Why not? Let's do this.

Awesome. Have you ever given blood? Or does the idea make you queasy? Dustin hasn't ever, and probably won't. The idea is very uncomfortable to him. I understand. It's not something everyone can, should, or even wants to do. :)

Hope your day is happy.


MiriamR said...

I never have :( it makes me uncomfortable :( Its the needles and I have been pregnant or nursey for what seems like forever. Maybe I will put it on my bucket list. I am thinking about donating my hair, where did you do yours?

meleofa said...

I always give mine to locks of love. Some hair cutting places will even cut your hair for free if you're donating it.

Yeah, It seems for years I couldn't give blood because of pregnancy, nursing, and ear piercing. Now I'm good, though! :)