Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Thing to do #78

Well I decided to give blood because 1) it is a good thing to do 2) my church was the site for the blood drive. I have never given blood before so I was a little apprehensive. The main reason is because I have VERY VERY tiny veins and it is hard for my doctor to even get blood. When I was on fertility pills I had to go once a month to give blood....they always had to get it out of my hand or wrist using a butterfly needle. Sooooo...long story short. I get to the church, fill out all the forms, answer all the questions, have my blood pressure and iron checked (both are great) and then lay down to give blood. Twenty minutes and 4 phlebotomists later they have NOT found my vein. They are nice enough not to stick me several times. They also do not have butterfly needles with them so I didn't give blood. I was quite sad about it. The ladies were very nice and told me that at least I walked in the door to try. I still got an umbrella and a t-shirt for being a 1st time donor.

So...I AM going to check this off my list and maybe try again in the future.


Anonymous said...

I'm in the same boat with the small veins. The blood bank assures me if I am ever shot I will NOT bleed to death! I guess that's a good thing! I give them one try per arm and then I'm done. But you are a trooper for trying!