January 18, 2008

I Gave Blood

Due to extreme peer pressure from Manic Mommy I made a trip to the mall which is the closest blood donation center. I walked in and was immediately greeted by an old man who asked "Are you ready?" Of course I was, I took two iron pills (which are gross) and ate really healthy today. I did not want a repeat of this.

I gave them all my info. Answered all the questions. No, I have never visited Africa or had relations with someone who was born there. They have updated their system and you watch this presentation on a computer. The pictures for each question was great.


Here you can see me in the chair. The nurses there thought I was a little strange for asking them to snap a photo, but at least they did it.

After they bandaged me up and I had my snack of Oreos and Juice, I decided that as a reward, I should do some shopping and get some coffee. Here you can see me with my delicious white chcolate latte. The general manager of Gloria Jeans wanted me to let you know that he was the one who took this picture.


I also rewarded myself with a new green t-shirt for $4 and a cozy warm sweater $5 to keep me warm due to my being a pint short of blood.

Now its your turn.

12 comments:

Trish said...

Hey...what a great deed!

Jill said...

I really want to and I just might.

Manic Mom said...

How cute! I really love that you rewarded yourself by shopping for coffee and clothes afterward!!!

THANKS for donating!! And you are now entered to win a HUGE SUM OF MONEY!!!!!!

Good luck!!! Tell everyone... or not, cuz then your chance won't be as high! ; )

Really though, thanks for donating, and for saving lives! What a good deed, and a great feeling, huh?

I laughed, thinking about the manager at Gloria Jean's wondering about why he was taking a random girl's photo in his store! LOL

Jenster said...

Yea!! You're so cute!!

Good for you, Tanya. What kind of coffee did you get?? Just a regular cuppa joe or did you get a yummy flavored thingy??

Swishy said...

Your pictures are so cute! I am SUCH a wimp ... I still haven't gotten brave enough yet.

Becky said...

Good for you, girl!

I'm such a wuss, I can hardly get blood drawn for medical purposes!

Manic Mom said...

Swish, you too can look cute donating blood! ; )

Tanya said...

Yeah, giving blood makes you cute.

;)

Melissa said...

Great job!! I can't believe how smiley you are in that picture. I would have been trying my hardest not to pass out.

I've got you up on my blog now. So far your the only one in the running over by me, my readers are stingy with their blood.

Jenster said...

Yeah, giving blood makes you cute.

Really?? Maybe I could bend the rules and go give my share! If it will make me cute...

Robin said...

Answering questions on the computer was new for me too. In fact it was so new-fangled I must have hit a few questions wrong. You should have seen my face when the technician asked, "So, you have been pregnant in the last six months." NOOOOOO!

Sauntering Soul said...

Hi fellow blood giver! Thanks for visiting my blog and commenting.

You look so much more fabulous donating your blood than I did. It might make Swishy cute if she does it but it didn't work for me. Apparently donating blood does not make you instantly look 100 pounds lighter which is what might make me look cute.