Blogging While Bleeding

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A new challenge today… blogging while bleeding.

Every two months, my brother and I meet up at the local Canadian Blood Services clinic to donate a pint for someone in need. Makes you feel good doing something for the community and you get a free snack afterwards.

We’ve gotten to know the nurses over the several years we’ve been doing this so tend to have a little fun while there… they know us and put up with us. I’ve donated close to sixty times while my brother is much higher.

Some facts:

The average adult has about 10 pints of blood in his body. Roughly 1 pint is given during a donation. A healthy donor may donate red blood cells every 56 days, or double red cells every 112 days. A healthy donor may donate platelets as few as 7 days apart, but a maximum of 24 times a year.

Today is a special occasion, my son’s girlfriend, let’s call her Pita, is donating for the very first time… good for her!

So this will be a very short blog post as I’m writing with one hand, not my dominant one, while the other arm is busy pumping vital blood into a bag.

Get out there and donate everyone… as Canadian Blood Services logo suggests; “It’s in you to give”.

 

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