I don't have a needle phobia. Believe me, with the anxiety problems I've had I know what a phobia is, and I do not have needle phobias. But, I do know that needles can be painful, and I avoid them when possible. So, whenever I've seen a blood drive, I've always said "Oh, I'll donate next chance I get, just not this time."
Enough is enough. I am going to donate blood.
I came to this decision during my public speaking class, believe it or not. Our next speech will be a persuasive one, and the professor was showing us examples of persuasive speeches. One of them was persuading people to donate blood. Since I've said before that I should do it, and I think it's a great way to help people, I was easily persuaded. And what do you know, but just later that day I found out that there will be a blood drive next week. Not only that, but it's at a place that is really convenient for me, so I don't even have the excuse that I would have to go out of my way to donate.
I've told my family and I'm posting it here, to make sure that I don't chicken out. I'll post about it after I donate.