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!