Donating blood is something that is important to me. By the way, the Red Cross emphasizes is that you can help save up to three lives with one donation. I don't like needles, but I'm willing to get poked if it's for a good cause like this.
I started donating after I became a blogger, and I shared with my readers what it was like each time I donated. Below I share a link to each of those posts, along with a little summary of what they're about.
Donating blood -- May 30th, 2009
I'd thought about donating before, and finally decide to just do it. In this post I share my plans to donate to make sure that I don't chicken out.
Brighid -- June 2nd, 2009
Here I talk about donating blood for the first time, and a little about Paganism. You also get to see me have an argument with myself in this post.
Donating blood -- Oct. 1st, 2009
This was my second time giving blood. In this post I tell what happens when you donate, and give some reasons why people should give blood. I also share a little video of a kid who needs blood donations to live.
They want my blood (and probably yours) -- March 6th, 2010
My third time donating! I talk a little about donating, and share a video that shows how easy it is to donate.
Donating blood -- June 18th, 2010
Again I donate blood, and I learn something about the Seventh Day Adventist Christians. I also share the following video.
Your help is needed -- January 24th, 2011
The Red Cross has issued a national appeal for blood because of a sudden shortage due to a major winter snow storm on the east coast. I am unable to donate because I am unwell, but I'm helping to get the word out there.
This and that -- November 6th, 2011
After an agonizingly long time of not feeling well enough to donate blood (generally feeling queasy, at the very least) I donated on Samhain. I was also dressed as a kitty. :)