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The blood-sugar test is what hurts the most. They prick your finger to check your sugar level (and I think to see if you are gonna be a fainter). The actual blood draining needle is nothing compared to that little finger prick. Even an hour later, I’ve completely forgotten the vein they tapped, but my finger grazes a surface and I turn into a big man-baby. Thankfully, I’m usually digging into my free ice cream by then and things are looking much sunnier.
For the past couple of years I have bravely given blood at the LifeSongs Blood Drive. I do this, in part, because I’m one of the less than 7% of Americans with Type O-Negative blood. That means I’m a Universal Donor. In emergency situations, birth complications and in the ER, my blood can be used to help anybody.
Now I’m not saying I’m better than the other 93% of folks… but I am heavily implying it. I’m sort of a hero.
And you can be a hero too! Just come to the LifeSongs Blood Drive at Baskin Robbins (3600 Williams Blvd. Kenner, LA) this Saturday, get some freebies from the Bloodmobile people, free ice cream AND save up to three lives when you donate blood. We’ll be there from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm. That’s a huge window for your convenience.
Want to know more about the LifeSongs Blood Drive? CLICK HERE and find out just how you can be a hero too!
This is what it looks like…