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.
First Blood Donation!
My first blood donation was today! I was a little scared about what to expect, but I have to say, it was so easy! The nurses are really nice and my nurse walked me through the whole process. When they told me it was done, I was surprised that it was already over! It was better and less painful than I expected! I can't wait to donate again in 56 days!
Saving Lives with Blood
I want to give blood because I want to save someones life with the blood I know I can share. I am O positive which makes me a universal donor. I can help many people with my blood. Blood comes back it's not like it is gone forever, so why not share what I can give away. I can't save everybody but at least I save some of them with something as simple as giving blood.
Blood saves many life's
In 2005 my dad was in a really bad car accident and had to have 7 pints of blood given to him, if he didn't get that blood he wouldn't be here today, so that is why I give blood.
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