Friday, November 29, 2013

#20.3: O Drive

All the time, but especially around the holidays, blood banks are in need of blood. Everyone is busy, its hard to make time to give blood, but there couldn't be a more important time to give. You could save up to 3 lives, just by giving up an hour of your time.

My normal blood bank service is United Blood Services and they are having an O Drive during the holidays. What does that mean? It means they will track you down to get you to make an appointment to give blood. Not an O blood type? They will take your blood too!

 My poison of choice was the double red donation once again because now I don't have to get a needle stick again until March. YAY!

And since I'm a good donor, they told me to eat a Taco Bell hearty meal after donation. I swore they said Taco Bell, so I swung through the drive through on my way home.

If you are able, please take time to donate this holiday season. What better gift can you give than the gift of life?


  1. I love that you do this, Jen! What a great gift! They wouldn't let me give the last time I went because I was out of the country within the last year. Dang it!

  2. Ok... I need some pep talk. I want/need to give blood, but I chicken out at the thought. What advise do you have? Other than the obvious of how much of a good thing it is; what do I need to do to prepare my mind and body for such things?