I loaded up on raisins today and am happy to say that I passed my iron test and gave up some of my 0-negative blood today!
I forgot my camera, though, so I was thrilled when the nicest young woman (also a donor) offered to run out to her car and get her cell phone so she could take my photo! (I know, right? What a sweetheart!)
So, here's proof that I walk the walk, Ladies and Gentlemen.
(And no, that's not a funky Star Trek outfit; I just had to leave my arm out for a little while.)
Just look at the wonderful spread they put on us donors--crackers, cheese, veggies, dip, and an egg salad sandwich and warm, fuzzy feelings in exchange for a measly pint of blood?! Such a deal!
I've sent my photo to Manic Mommy for her Sunday, Bloody Sunday feature, celebrating her Got Blood? drive. Stop by tomorrow and wish her good luck, will you?
Better yet, stop by your local American Red Cross and tell them Mrs.4444 and Manic Mommy sent you! :)