Friday, July 2, 2010

I am a blood donor =)

We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.  
– Winston Churchill

Sleep hours... check!
Food and drink... check!
Weight... check!
Blood pressure... check!
Hemoglobin... check!

All these conditions conspired to allow me to donate blood earlier. Sticker # 2 on my yellow Red Cross blood donor card proves it. =)

Altruism day on my birthday week? Perhaps. I'm happy that I have the capacity to help someone out with the 450 cc blood I had given earlier. Plus, donating blood is said to be a healthy practice because it stimulates bone marrow production. 

Phlebotomist. A person whose expertise is blood extraction (such as in blood donations).