TonyaNew Ulm, MN
January 25, 2013
I love to donate blood. I give double reds. I don't mind that it takes longer to give. I joke with the attendants that it is my relaxation time away from work, kids, dogs, etc. that they can take as long as they like to get my blood. My favorite thing is getting my, "Be nice to me I gave blood today" sticker. My husband and kids think I wear this sentiment out because I use the full 24 hours from giving blood. If they give me grief, I say, "Remember, I saved lives today!" I usually get an eye-roll, an exasperated sigh, but they stop. I know when my children are old enough they will want to save lives, too.