*I’ve made the post sticky so it stays at the top of the blog for a little while. I’d like it to be a place for anyone who decides to donate blood to be able to get a little recognition. New posts will be just below this one.*
So, if you took me up on my request and donated blood, whether for the first time or the fiftieth, feel free to post here! You deserve the recognition and you have my thanks. I hope neither Olivia Moonpie nor I will ever need blood products, but someone out there will, so it’s a very good thing that you do and we both are thankful for it.
And, trust me, I don’t hold it against anyone who doesn’t give! I have to have an anesthesiology nurse put in my IVs, my pulse rate was so high the last time I went to donate they turned me down, and I have passed out while donating before. I promise, I’m not gonna be hurt if you don’t want someone to put a needle in your arm and take a pint or if you can’t do it now. 🙂 It was just the first thing that popped into my head when people started asking what they could do to help me out.
(On a completely unrelated note… if you stare at the word “gave” for any length of time, it really stops looking and sounding like a word.)