9 Liters of Blood

That is the equivalent of the 20 units of blood I have donated to the Red Cross over the last four or so years, yesterday was my 20th.  I started donating when my mother went on dialysis, before her kidney transplant.  I have never felt light headed and once I finally get in the chair, after answering  the 127 million questions that you have to answer every time, it only takes me about 10 minutes to bleed.  It is not nearly as bad as people think, I actually prefer it to the dentist.  Anyway, I guess this is my service announcement.  If you meet all the Red Cross’s requirements and you don’t pass out at the sight of a needle then you should donate, it saves lives.

Update: if anyone was curious, my blood type is O Positive.

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One Response to “9 Liters of Blood”

  1. Linda Says:

    Like mine. Thank you, Ryan.

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