I gave blood today—which is notable not because I gave blood (I try to do that as much as possible) but because my iron level was finally high enough to donate. Three cheers for Floradix
for telling me to get some at Whole Foods).
Unlike last time, I had a wonderful
needle-sticker. She was very efficient and I didn't even feel the damn thing during the sticking or the removing. When I donated in April the person doing the sticking was pretty crappy at it, to the point that the experience made me queasy...and I don't get queasy.
So here's a reminder that if you're able, donate blood. It's cheaper than cash and gets dispersed a lot quicker. According to the guilt-inducing animated graphic at the web site for my donation center
, someone needs blood every two seconds. That means 115 people have needed blood in the time it took for me to compose this message.