I gave blood today at the Adams County Courthouse.
Giving never felt so good.
You’ve heard a million times how important it is to give blood, how desperate the need is, how you never know if it’s going to be you that needs the gift of life.
It’s all true.
A lot of people are scared of giving blood because they think it hurts. It doesn’t. It just takes a little time.
Today’s blood drive at the courthouse was well-run, and the Red Cross staff was great. Gayla, the team leader, has a great sense of humor, and everybody makes you feel comfortable.
They do prick your finger to draw blood for your iron count. I look the other way, because I’m squeamish about stuff like that. In my job, I’ve seen blood and guts that would knock most people down, and it’s
no big deal, but it’s different when it’s your own deal.
When Gayla put the needle in, I barely felt the prick. It took just a few minutes. A drink of water and a granola bar later, I was on my way back to work.
Please consider giving. It feels good! And the "I Gave Blood Today" sticker looks great on the guitar case, too!