My office is hosting a blood drive today. I tried to sign up, but it turns out I'm not eligible until TOMORROW. Bummer
I donate every four to six weeks. I typically don't donate whole blood, but platelets and plasma. Its up to a two hour process... I get to relax, watch a movie and when I'm all done, I get a cookie (and sometimes a movie ticket or ice cream!) ... Oh ya, I'm saving lives too. It really is a no brainer.
I've been donating regularly since I was a freshman in college minus the hiatus after I passed out and was too embarrassed to return (bodily fluids were involved). So now I donate through Stanford Blood Centers and am pretty stoked on how Stanford runs things. They're pleasant, professional, incredibly gracious and do extensive community outreach.
When I received my fancy-dancy Stanford donor card in the mail, I was excited to see "Be Positive" in the lower left hand corner of my card.
Such great Positive Messaging! I remember thinking to myself, More organizations should be like this!
It took me a while to realize it actually said "B Positive" which is my blood type
5 hours ago