Adventures in…Donating Blood and Saving a Life (Or, How I Got Over Almost Passing Out Every Time I Donated)

Most of us really and truly want to make the world a better place. A few weeks ago, I posted about little ways to make the world a better place and one of the ways listed is to donate blood. This is definitely my favorite way to help make the world a better place because it’s something I can do on a repeat basis and it’s so very needed. Don’t think though that I enjoy giving blood because there were many years when I actively avoided donating because I would nearly pass out every time I donated. These days though, I donate every 8 to 10 weeks like clockwork and have found ways to make the whole process go more smoothly. And most importantly, donating blood literally saves lives. Continue reading