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.
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”.