July 05, 2012
I love being a blood donor. My first time giving blood was a little scary, but I felt I was ready. I'm currently 16 and gave blood exactly a month ago yesterday, and it was an experience I'd never forget. I even tried to gain weight to meet the 110 lb weight requirement because I wanted to help that much. Knowing I could possibly save 3 lives just by donating my blood made it worth it. The nurse who drew my blood was so courteous and made me feel as comfortable as I possibly could. I plan on donating as often as I can, because every person really does make a difference.