I Donate Blood And Platelets
I don't know, maybe I am weird. lol But I could not wait till I was old enough to give blood. I was one of the first to sign up in high school. And it was an experience. The first time when the lady put the needle in blood splattered everywhere. But being good natured as I am, I laughed it off. Then it took so long for my blood to flow (i mean people were coming and going and I was still there) that they thought they might not be able to use it. But in the end, it barely passed the time test. :) I have been a blood donor now since I was 17 and 3 years ago I became a platelet donor. I cannot give blood as long as I give platelets but thats ok. Platelets are used for cancer patients and are only good for a week so you can give platelets every two weeks. I just thought well here is something I can do to help, to give back and I encourage anyone who can, to donate also. Whatever you can, blood, platelets. Its all needed.