I’m sort of nervous and excited at the same time at the moment. Tomorrow I will be joining a blood donating campaign – for the first time in my life. I have never before participated in blood drive, but the idea has been pestering my mind for quite a long time (a few years). I figured that while I still can (health / age), I want to do it.

I am excited because I will finally do something I wanted to do. Yet I am nervous as to “What if I am not good enough? What if my blood will not be good enough?” Another reason for slight nervousness is I have no idea how my body will react – hopefully the weather will not be too hot.

Tomorrow we shall see.

Have you ever donated blood?

  • Yep. I've donated blood. They asked me a bunch of questions like "have you been out of the country recently?" and then stuck a needle in my arm. Then they gave me crackers… enjoy the crackers.

    Z, I'm sure your blood is "good enough." I'm glad that you get to do something new that you've wanted to do. Just enjoy the crackers and don't pass out (no big deal if you do pass out as long as you don't hurt yourself on the way down).
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    • my blood wasn't good enough…

  • I started out donating whole blood. The key, lil sis, is eating properly afterwards and being careful what you do physically. I once donated and then failed to eat properly. The next morning when working out I got really light-headed until someone ran and got me something to eat. Eventually I started doing apheresis (platelets) which is much less invasive and gives back your own blood. Lasted about 2 hours but it was worth it to be matched and help someone. You will do fine. πŸ™‚
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    • I wish I could donate… turned out that my hemoglobin level was too low (99 when the normal is 120-140)… So, I came there, got my blood tested… and left without donating anything.

      To be honest, it felt like one of those "final blows"… if even my blood is not good enough, then… well, what on earth am I doing here?

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