Thursday, August 12, 2010

Power lunch...

Yesterday, I received a call from Nascar driver Greg Biffle practically begging me to give blood. OK, it wasn't really him but one of those recordings... Anyhow, he sounded kind of desperate so I went online and set up an appointment to give blood. Did you know you could make an appointment? It makes it so much easier than standing in line at a blood drive. Kind of like the fast pass at Disney World. Sort of...

I have O negative surging through my veins. O negative is the one blood type that can be given to anyone universally, regardless of their blood type. In situations where they might not have time to check someone's blood type (i.e. a trauma situation), they can be given O negative. My blood is pretty popular like that.. Since it is so popular, they tend to run low on it and have celebrities call me to give like they did yesterday.

I made my appointment for my lunch hour and was in and out in about 40 minutes. Snagged some juice and nutter butters and was back to work.





If you want to give and need help locating a donation center or blood drive in your area, go to www.givelife.org.

7 comments:

Debbie said...

I too have O negative. It's nice to be so popular, isn't it? They gave up calling me after a while, my iron was always too low to give.

Kovas Palubinskas said...

I used to donate regularly when we lived in Florida, but it's not as easy here in Illinois. Just have to make a better effort.

Ewa said...

Haven't given blood in a while. Time to donate. Thanks for the reminder.

Amanda said...

Awesome job giving blood - that's very good of you.

I've donated in a while...It usually ends up in trauma to my arms as they have trouble finding the veins...Used to be much easier when I was younger :)!

Tina @GottaRunNow said...

I didn't know you could sign up online and the nutter butters - you won't even find free nutter butters at Disney World!

AZ said...

Kudos to you. I've never given blood but have always thought I should. Signing up online? Now I have no excuses.

lindsay said...

whoa! you're like a celebrity!

i don't even know what kind of blood i have... is that out-of-country rule just for certain countries? i wonder if i even can right now?