A Gallon of Blood


I donated blood again today. This was my tenth donation, so I got a special “thank you” pin. Technically speaking, I should have gotten the pin on my eighth donation, since eight pints is a gallon of blood. I’m well on my way toward the two gallon mark, now!

I donated whole blood today, as opposed to apheresis, so the process was quick and painless. The Red Cross loves me, for several reasons:

I actually enjoy giving blood, and it makes me feel good to know that I can help people by doing such an easy thing. I felt particularly good today after learning that my donations had most likely gone to help babies in need.

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