Friday, January 15, 2010

You can do it too.

The wait was longer than the actual giving of blood. Because I didn't have an appointment they had to fit me in. The actual giving of blood took exactly 8 minutes. I was offered a bowl of cookies and/or juice. I decided that an orange juice would be quite enough.
I did treat myself to some hot and sour soup on my way home. I hear it's quite good for blood donating rehabilitation.
While I was there I made my donation to the Haiti Relief Fund. There were quite a few people donating as a result of seeing the conditions in Haiti and donating funds too. That made me quite happy.

:)Bea Create as of this were your last chance to do so.

7 comments:

  1. Thank you Bea for donating both blood and $$$. I am still waiting to hear from Jessica about the child in the postcard...I have done what I can do with prayers but I feel a sense of loss with each passing minute. Doctors without Borders have arrived and are performing despite such horrendous circumstances. You are an inspirations. I can not give blood any more since my diagnosis so I appreciate all who can and do. I am so happy you had a fabric muse there to push you on and think of this as a reward for the detox process. I can rationalize just about anything...:o)! Imagine and Live in Peace. Mary Helen Fernandez Stewart

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  2. You are welcome, Mary Helen. I have always felt that I am what I do. It's that simple. OK, sometimes I am what my Muse wants to be. Of course, then there is the whole string theory thing......Bea A, Bea B, Bea C and so on...........sigh........:)Bea

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  3. Hello lovely Bea. You are a good girl to give blood. I used to but because of my mad pills, I can no longer do so. I am going to donate online tomorrow. I hope the aid is actually starting to get to the people now. It's sad that in the first 3 critical days little help has arrived. That's not because there aren't any volunteers but because of red tape as usual.

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  4. Yup,it was just another way to help since I can't get there. :)Bea

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  5. Great of you to do that! I can no longer donate blood but we are able to donate some money.

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  6. That's the ticket, Deborah, you do want you can. Even a $10.00 donation to the American Red Cross helps in amazing ways. :)Bea

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  7. Wonderful you gave your blood, Bea, I have a really severe anaemia and have to have blood perservation sometimes and I am so grateful, that there are people who give their blood for others!

    PS: Everything allright with the paper swap?

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