Gift of Giving
When I was around seven years old, I saw a movie where they showed people donating their blood. I thought is was so cool and wanted to do that myself. I thought the idea of giving up some of your blood to save three lives was amazing. The first time I tried donating, I couldn't because I was a couple pounds under. I made me so sad. The next opportunity I had, I was able to donate. When Red Cross called me that summer and told me that I saved three lives, I was more than happy. I've donated three times so far, and each time I felt dizzy and my body started heating up and I almost passed out. For a lot of people, they would decide not to donate again, but that thought doesn't even cross my mind. I'm proud to be a blood donor.
Blood Donation isn't scary
Wasn't as scary as I thought it would be and now tomorrow i'm going to donate..it will add up to about 5 donations
Donating since 16 :)
I donate blood at my school. Tomorrow will be my third time donating. It's not painful at all. It's slightly uncomfortable but it's not like excruciating at all. :) The nursing class in my school gets to volunteer and help with it as well. It's a fun time and it's great knowing you've saved a life! I plan to donate blood my entire life! :) I'm glad I was given the opportunity to give blood to those in need.
It isn't that Bad
The last time I gave blood was the first time of many future donations. I had told myself that I would get the guts to give blood when I was old enough, but I was always too scared. Needles, the sight of blood, and really anything medical kinda freaked me out. My entire family has been giving blood for years now, and then there was just me. I was just so scared. I go to Brewton-Parker College, and I had walked by the area they have the donor area set up every time, which is about 3 times before this. I decided on the 4th time seeing it that it was time. I felt the strong pull to go over there and see what was going on. My friend had to go with me because I was that nervous. I answered the questions, got my finger pricked (super ouch!!), and then waited. I was placed in THE CHAIR. At this point I was super nervous, but calm. My friend was already hooked up and her blood was already flowing, and it kinda freaked me out even more. The nurse came over and told me to look away, as I told her I don't like the sight of my own blood: it will make me pass out, and put the needle in, and...
It didn't hurt that bad. I just made sure not to look, and it was over before I knew it. When I was done and my friend was done, we sat down for q while until we were allowed to leave, and now I am excited for the next time I see the blood drive on-campus so I can give again.
I never thought I would be giving blood. Until my freshman year blood donation was the last thing on my mind. Every year my school done a blood drive twice a year. At the time I was to young to give blood. It wasn't until my Junior year I could. Since then I have gave blood three times. After each time I felt better about myself because I was helping someone who really needed. It feels great helping people. You could be a miracle for someone who is in desperate need. Feels GREAT!!! I would highly recommend getting over your fear of needle (if you have a fear of them) and give blood, cause doing so saves three lives.
I'm a Hero, You can be One Too!
by Aja Nicely
I did not know how big of a help I could be to someone else's life until I began donating blood. I feel really good after I donate blood because I know my blood is in demand because I'm O+ and I may have been able to save someone's life.
My first time.
This was actually the first time I ever gave blood. About a month later I received my donor card in the mail. I found out that I was a type o negative. Which meant I was a universal donor.
My Pain is Worth It!
I wanted to give blood because I knew by doing so that I would be saving three lives. Even though needles are my biggest fear in the world I knew my couple minutes of pain was worth it. It was also around Christmas time when I was first giving blood and I was about to chicken out because I was so scared; but then the nurse told me you could be keeping someone alive for another Christmas with there family and that truly hit me hard. After giving blood I was so proud of myself and I knew I did the right thing.
I Feel Like A Hero!
I was unable to give blood the first time when my school had a blood drive. However, a month later I went to the center and was able to! I found out that I am a rare blood type, which makes me happy knowing I am one of few who can help. Since then, I have donated once again! It feels amazing to know that I am saving lives, I feel like a superhero.
donations and this much I love it
I have donated blood 3 times this year and love doing it. I save 3 lives every time I donate and I love helping people so this was a big opportunity for me.
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