Five Great Reasons to Donate Blood:
1 * The pleasure of knowing you are helping to save lives is the most important reason.
2 * You get a free 'check-up' while they assess whether or not you are eligible to donate. They take your temperature, your pulse, your blood pressure, and they even check to see if your blood is low in iron. So... free check-up.
3 * About one pound of weight loss once you are done donating (but only if you forego the next great reason).
4 * You get to sit and eat yummy cookies and drink yummy juice afterwards.
5 * You get to sport one of these multi purpose wraps on your arm. (see below) Not only is it high fashion in color and sticky fabric, but it also acts as a pressurizer to stop the bleeding. It is also a great conversation starter.
I gave blood today. The American Red Cross has been calling me to come in and give blood, but I have been putting them off for a while. I actually love going and donating, but I have been a little preoccupied for a while. At church on Sunday, they passed around a sign up sheet for the blood drive this week, so I signed up. It was very convenient.
I have O negative blood, which is the universal blood type. That is why they call often because this blood type can be given to anyone. I love donating blood. I actually don't even mind watching them stick the needle in my arm. I find it fascinating.
I recommend to everyone to donate blood. It helps so many people in difficult situations. All you have to do it look at my Five Great Reasons to Donate Blood to be convinced.
I love you, Aaron...
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