October 31, 2012
My blood type is O+ which seems to be very desirable in the donor scheme of things. I started donating blood when I was a college student at UW-Madison in the 70's. I've continued to do so over time and for the last few years, I've upped my commitment to donate double red cells on each visit. I call it "The Double Shot". The Red Cross calls it "Double Thank You!" I'm going to give another "Double Shot" in the very near future to hopefully help some of the victims of "Sandy". To anyone who hasn't given blood, but who is thinking about it, PLEASE DO IT! When you're done, not only will you have helped someone in need, I guarantee you will feel better about yourself than you have in a long time! Seriously!