from my state – literally and figuratively – and other places. i'm not in florida any more, but i haven't given up the sunshine.

7.13.2005

dé la sangre

the woman working in the mobile donation center for community blood centers of south florida told me yesterday that 5 percent of people in the u.s. donate blood, compared to 96 percent of us who will need some form of blood donation in our lifetime. it just doesn’t add up.

depending on one’s answers, i suspect the most uncomfortable part of donating could be answering the 35 or so questions about recent activities (sex, drugs, etc). but that’s all confidential. the whole process took less than 45 minutes and didn’t hurt a bit. my tip: go ahead and act like a total pansy. i did - and the technician (are they nurses?) treated me very delicately. you know, squint really hard when they prick your finger. and then look away dramatically as they impale you with the needle to draw blood. so go on … get a needle stuck in your arm while someone serves you juice. how bad can it be? find out where, here.

1 Comments:

Blogger Amanda said...

Not to boast or anything :) but i'm almost a 2 gallon donor. I've been lucky enough to work places where the blood mobile parks outside every 8 weeks...
-Proud Bneg

7/14/2005 04:10:00 PM

 

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