Yesterday I finally ticked something of my life "to-do" list......I donated blood for the first time.
No, I didn't get a fancy schmancy pin like this but they did make me wear a sticker that said the same thing.
I've wanted to give blood for the longest time; simply because there is a need, it's free to donate and I know if I needed blood, I'd be confident getting mine. I don't eat 100% organic or run 10 miles everyday but I think I'm pretty healthy. I got treated really well and met some really nice people. It took a little longer than I was hoping but I will be back!
Why, you ask, did it take me so long to do it? CBS policy used to be that if you'd had a tattoo or piercing in the last year you weren't allowed to donate. For the past five years I've either been tattooed, pierced or pregnant and I've been having an urge for a new piercing so I promised myself I would donate before I did.
I would encourage all my loyal readers to call 1-888-2DONATE or visit the CBS website www.bloodservices.ca and book an appointment for a clinic near you.
It's rewarding and worth it!
All it takes is a little time, that's it.....and you can save up to three lives with one donation.
:: That's my bid for good deeds for the day......hope you all have plans to get out and soak up the beautiful (almost) summer we're having ::