Posted on April 19, 2006 04:50 PM
So of the 2 out of 3 times I've been at Stanford Blood Donation, I've been a roller. Not to be confused with "rolling" (the act of being high on the drug ecstasy). Unfortunately today of all the nice days of the week so far I get a big fat roller in the left arm. The LVN felt so bad she gave me a t-shirt and since I was the last patient they offered the dozen or so cookies left on the table. I'll survive, it's the challenge of having "shy" veins.
Despite the "trauma" of that first sting of the needle, I'm still glad I'm doing this. I've known so many in the past months who have had to have blood transfusions and so it is a very personal task for me. I challenge you in your workplace to get a blood donation drive together or perhaps you try to donate some blood. There is always a need for donation. You will definitely make a difference in so many lives.
Stanford Blood Donation