Less than a year ago, one of my benevolent friends informed me that I had to start donating blood. The only choices she gave me about the whole thing was the date, the time, and where I wanted to have breakfast before the dreaded donation. Although I felt the urge to resist her, I didn’t want to appear” baby-ish” or ignore the extreme importance of blood donation. So, off we went to Grandma’s Pie Shop for breakfast, and then to the Red Cross. I learned that I was O Negative, and that my blood type was universal. That was great. What’s scary about my blood type is that I can only receive O Negative! (Us O Negative people have got to support each other!)
Today was my 5th donation, and my first time going alone. My benevolent friend went on a cruise this past winter, and visited a country that took her off the viable donor list for a YEAR! The kind blood drawers recognized my uneasiness, and got me through it….no problems!
Thank you, Angele and Megan! I’ll be back in 56 days or so!