February 16, 2013
My name is Carrie. I was (barely) able to donate since I've been 16. We had some issues with my iron levels but all is well. Sophomore year I had a vein blow, Junior year I went back and it took 5 sticks to get my vein, Senior year I went back and my iron levels (again) almost caused me to not donate. This year as a Freshman in college I STILL went back. I passed out shortly after donating (although I had ate a ton) but I still intend to go back. It's such a thrill to donate and save lives!