Earlier today I donated blood. My first time ever. I never could before because I had tattoos and a piercing that preventing me for qualifying whenever the thought of donating crossed my mind.
Couldn’t in high school because I got my first tattoo in on my 18th birthday, obviously. Then in college I couldn’t because of a belly button piercing (10/03) then a tattoo and then it’s follow up touch up. Then I got my foot tattoo at the end of ’10. You have to wait a year before you can donated after each of these things so I was finally able to do so at the beginning of this year. And with the Red Cross having a blood drive just 4 floors up from my lovely cubical today I figure I would do it.
It was so simple. Didn’t hurt at all. I am actually fearing that ripping the pieces of tape and band-aid off my arm will hurt the most. Damn that smarts!
I got a Red Sox shirt some cheez-its and a cute teeny tiny can of cranberry juice. win-win!
I really could go on and on about how great it is to donate blood and how easy it is to do but I’ll let you do your own research since I have better things to do than copy paste the red cross info on my site…you know, like listen to Goyte’s “Somebody that I used to know” for the 1,000th time.
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