First Donation

  

Olivia S

Green Bay, WI
December 26, 2012
Donating blood was something I had wanted to do since I was little, I even wrote it on my bucket list. When i turned sixteen i was ecstatic to be able to finally donate but i was turned down three times because of my low iron levels. I began taking iron pills and with encouragement from my family i tried donating for a fourth time. On my fourth try i was finally approved to donate! It was the best feeling in the world to know that i helped someone just by spending an hour at donation. I have donated twice since and even though i am a frequent runner i hope to become a life long donor.