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Friday, August 26, 2016

save a life and you have saved the world

The first time was in college.  I had never done it before, but everyone else was doing it.  I admit, I was both curious and fearful. Curiosity won the day. So I  let the vampire remove a pint of the precious red substance, my lifeblood.

Yes, I've been donating blood since I was in college.  I am a proud member of the Gallon Club. 

Last week I tried something different.  Platelet donation.

It's a more complicated process than a whole blood donation, and requires a longer time commitment.  It was a bit uncomfortable, but not painful.  I wasn't sure I would agree to do it again...

Until the nurse/phlebotomist told we "We have enough for two doses.  You've saved two lives today."

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