Thoughts while driving home from giving my 60th pint of blood ...
Who will get my donation?
Will they live because of it?
I just lost a pound.
Only 31,999 more pints needed in the USA today.
In the time (3 seconds) it took to type this, someone new needs blood.
I just lost 1/10 of my blood volume, why do I feel great?
My blood pressure was great (112/70)
I'm at 7.5 gallons donated.
I'm trying to beat my Uncle Richard.
I hope my cholesterol is okay. (It was ... 190)
I love that apple/strawberry juice they give you.
This lime green armband is just too chic.
They gave me two T-shirts today, how cool is that?
At 7.5 gallons, I have supplied the entire nation's blood supply for 2.5 minutes.
I am now iron low, great excuse for a thick steak.
My bone marrow will replace those donated red blood cells in 3 weeks.
The iron will take longer, but that's a good thing.
That took 15 minutes out of my day.
It didn't hurt.
I'll be back in 56 days.