Not giving up



North Platte, NE
March 21, 2013
My donation experience didn’t start out so well. The very first time I gave blood, my work was having a blood drive and just decided out on a whim to donate. So I wasn’t very prepared. I need eat right or drink enough water. The process of the donation was great, but then I was sick for 5 days and I had never slept so much in a five day period before. Because of this experience I felt like I would wait a while before giving again. One year later I decided to try again. Know what I learned last time, I ate well and had plenty of water, but then time the process went bad. They ended up having to hold the need the whole time because it would stay in place so it was very painful and ended up bruising my arm, but I did feel very well after that day. At this point I was pretty sure that I wasn’t going to win this battle. I told myself, third times a charm. So I gave it another shot. Ended up giving blood two months later, and everything was perfect! Now I have given blood two more time and everything has gone very smoothly. The staff has always been very helpful and caring and were with me every step. Thank you! Leah Wright