An Early Start



Fayetteville, GA
July 09, 2013
For my 16th birthday, my only request was for my parents to allow me to donate blood. When we got to the donation site, I was deferred because I didn't weigh enough. I was sad (I even cried) because I really wanted to donate. The staff members working the drive were so nice to me and set me up an appointment for the next drive, and luckily I was able to donate that time. I didn't even feel the pain because I was so excited for my first donation! I learned that I have type AB- blood, which is the rarest type. Since then, I've done about 5 more donations. I love donating because it makes saving lives so easy!