Saturday, November 15, 2008

Blood Donation, Round 2...

Okay, remember when I donated blood the first time? Well, someone from The Red Cross called to let me know that I could give blood in a few weeks, but asked if I would be interested in donating platelets. At the beginning of the conversation I wanted to cut in and tell the woman of my passing out and feeling like an idiot. Apparently, she read my mind. She told me it was perfect for people who have negative reactions to giving blood. Because I have a hard time saying no to doing good things, I told her to sign me up.

So this morning I woke up, ate breakfast, and headed to donate platelets. I lounged in a comfy chair for about an hour and a half, watched a movie and had people wait on me while I was doing a good deed. Talk about feeling like a queen!

Do you think I could get hubby to cover me with blankets whenever I'm cold?

I'm not going to lie, I was a bit concerned about it. Especially when my friend Ashley over at Ashley's Antics told me a story about friends of hers who could feel the blood being returned when they gave platelets or plasma.

Good news, though.. I survived and I'm pretty confident I'll do it again in a couple of weeks. You should think about it, too. You could be saving a life.

2 comments:

suburban prep said...

That is fabulous that you gave platelets.
My husband gave my sister platelets when she was going through treatment of Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma. She is 7 yrs out from a bone marrow transplant. It means so much to the person who receives the platelets and the family that someone went through the trouble of giving a part of themselves for someone else.
Due to being on blood thinners and having blood transfusions that is why I haven't been able to give in this manner.
What you did was a gift.

Brook said...

Glad to hear all went well and that you didn't end up taking a dirt nap. Way to give back!