January 03, 2013
I had wanted to donate blood for some time before I actually did it on 11/19/12 but I just never got around to it. I finally made time after I had my daughter born at 27 weeks. At the time she had 4 blood transfusions in the NICU and I felt like I needed to give something back. As of her discharge on 12/24/12 she had 6 transfusions! I am so happy to be able to donate and give back to the community. My first time was easy and relatively pain free. It took longer than I thought but I plan on doing it as often as I can!!