I’m holding off on giving the update on the stupid thing I did yesterday (really it was Sunday) until I can resolve everything. I hope that’s by tomorrow!
However, today I donated blood for the first time with the American Red Cross. I had donated one other time at my wife’s hospital, but it wasn’t a Red Cross-hosted event.
My client was hosting Red Cross today, so I decided I should sign up. As a man, I should at least give blood somewhat regularly in order to remove excess iron from my blood. When they did the iron test, my blood droplet sank to the bottom like lead…or iron.
Overall, it took 45 minutes from signing in to finish, but it only took me 6 minutes to fill up the bag. I won my little mental contest against the other people who came in before me. The only thing that hurt was tearing the hair out of my arm with the tape.
I strongly recommend donating blood. Even if you’re not doing it to help others, do it for your health! You’ll get free cookies and maybe even a t-shirt afterwards 🙂