Saturday, January 9, 2010

When Being Negative is Positive

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! :)

24 comments:

  1. Okay i just have to say i finally realized yesterday was Friday....now I will go and read your post then come back...lol I feel awful I forgot FF!!! dangit!

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  2. Okay you Trekie...you look beautiful eating your cheese and crackers while donating for the great good...
    you rock...and tomorrow is so NOT saturday!

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  3. Good for you. I've been deferred until February b/c I went to the Dominican Republic last year. Now to work on my anemia so I can donate when I'm eligible again.

    And I totally knew that wasn't a Star Trek outfit -- no communicator badge! LOL!

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  4. Thats a darn good pic for a cell camera... good job on the donating!

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  5. Yay for giving some blood! I think that is a good pic!

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  6. Hubby just passed his 5 gallon mark. I asked him if he got anything special and he said "yep, an extra apple juice box" with a big smile on his face.

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  7. Ahh... the feast of champions! Good for you!

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  8. Congrats! I will be donating on Monday at a local blood drive. So excited! :)

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  9. I'm anemic so I cant give... but think its AWESOME when people who can, DO!

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  10. You go girl, big old fuzzy kudos for you! They won't take this chicks blood, huff...not good enough for 'em! ( anemic and I've had mono) For some reason they just don't care for the combo!

    Have a great weekend and may God bless you my friend!

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  11. My sisters are both B negative and get calls from their local blood bank when B negative is in short supply. Unfortunately I had hepatitis in my 20s so I've been disqualified as a blood donor.

    I admire folks who donate blood - and give thanks to you as well! Thank you!

    Kristin - The Goat

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  12. I tried one time to give blood and they couldn't get it to flow through and told me not to bother trying to donate in the future because of that issue. I don't know now if I'd be allowed to donate because of the chemo and radiation I have had -don't know if that affects it or not. But since they told me that about the blood being too thick a long time ago, I've never gone back. But the spread they gave you is making me wish I could go donate -more than I've had to eat a couple days this week -thanks to the lovely diet and whatnot, ya know.

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  13. Sweet Star Trek outfit and good for you!!!!!!!!

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  14. Awesome!! I actually like your Star Trek look, btw.

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  15. Glad your raisins worked, although the blood people at my bank suggest chocolate covered ones. Something in the chocolte interacts with the iron in the raisins so that it gets absorbed. Who knows, but I'm good with that idea.

    Yay to you for giving up that O neg (hey, just like me!) -- although I'm awfully jealous of the spread. Ours is ummm not exactly so nice. AND they don't recycle.

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  16. Go B! Go B! Go B!

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  17. All for a good cause. The snacks even make it worth it.

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  18. I have O negative blood too. I always jokingly tell my husband that I am extra special because my blood is universal and rare. Love your blog!

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  19. Thanks for 'plaining the outfit. No really, I figured it out after a minute! Kudos for giving blood!

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  20. you look beautiful eating your cheese and crackers while donating for the great good..

    Work from home India

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  21. Another great idea and cause in blog land.

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  22. I give blood as often as I can. I'm a membeer of the 5 gallon club..

    You look good! :)

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  23. Hey! I didn't get your photo yet so that's why it's not up on this past week's Sunday Bloody Sunday! I can copy and paste this one, but HOW NICE OF THAT LADY to take a picture FOR YOU!!! And ALSO, look at the spread you get at your donation place! Yowza!!! I hope all of your readers will also take part in the blood drive! So many graet comments over here! Aren't the people at the blood places some of the nicest people! I think when my kids are all grown I'm gonna get a job there! xo

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  24. OK, so we are both Sp Ed teachers, we share the same birthday, AND we are both O neg. This is getting pretty spooky!!!

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