March 14, 2013
I have donated blood for about 45 years and around 150 pints. I am fortunate that I have big veins and have never had a problem donating. I feel that it is my duty as a citizen especially since it's so easy for me and takes so little time. I have found a particular drive location where they are there every 8 weeks so that I'm able to donate as many times a year as possible. And I know the volunteers there now and it's a friendly and happy place. I always bring a book just in case it's busy but usually there are other donors to talk with. I've even made some friends there. The snacks are great and so are the prizes: t-shirts, ice-cream, DD coffee etc.! Sign up! You'll be glad that you did!