July 30, 2014
My best friend dragged me to a blood drive about 2 years ago and I was terrified. I imaged a very uncomfortable and scary situation, but I was so wrong. The Red Cross staff was nothing but kind and patient with me and guided me through the whole process (which was very simple and pain-free). Afterwards I felt great about what I had done. Blood donations are so vital to so many people and having the opportunity to save lives is something very special. I'm proud to be a blood donor and encourage everyone who can give to join me.