Monday, December 28, 2009

I Recycled Myself!

I gave blood today! And I learned a lot from the experience! So I wanted to share it with you! (Pardon my exclamation points--really excited and kinda loopy :D)

1. It is so sad the questions they have to ask you and the information you have to read prior to giving blood. Has society stooped so low that the basic reading information should have an X-Rated warning on the front? I think not! But, as we live in Galus, what I read is common practice... How pathetic... Ok, now a bit of a rant--are people so sick they can't control their physical urges that put their lives and others in danger?? I feel so disgusted after reading what was in that booklet, I could barely read the rest of it... (but I skimmed it cuz they make you read that thing... but seriously, a little warning would be appreciated for us BY girls who like to keep our little bubbles intact and not muss up our neshamos. Oish)

2. You only are as afraid as you make yourself. Life shouldn't be based on fear. All I heard before I gave blood is needles, sharp, ow! and passing out afterwards... But I set my mind to not be afraid... and if I can use that mindset with giving blood, why not use it with life in general? I was in good hands when I gave blood... I am in good hands every day. Hashem is taking care of me. Whoa. Epiphany. When you have HaKadosh Baruch Hu guiding you every day, why be scared? Can't think of a better hand to hold...

3. Even scary experiences can be fun! I think there is more negative hype about giving blood than positive! (Haha, positive... negetive... didnt mean to be so punny... i think lacking a pint of blood has boosted my humor... unless this is bad humor, in which case... I'll stop now) I mean, yes, it's a little disturbing to see bags of blood hanging around and people being poked with needles (I watched the guy next to me get stuck.. he didnt look like he was handling it too well :P ), when you think about it, its an awesome thing! By giving blood, that gives the potential for a life to be saved! A sick child that needs a transfusion, someone who was in an accident... Wow... it's pretty incredible.

The final thing I learned from giving blood: I feel like Superman! Ok, that's my ego talking, but I can't help it. I am pretty happy :D

(Pardon my rant-y-ness and rambling, it was a busy night!)

3 comments:

  1. Woah! That is really amazing of you to do it!
    And I like the lessons you took - of course you are on a high after doing something so special!! I'm amazed.

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  2. 1. They do not only make the blood donation forms for the frum community, and not everyone thinks that what they may or may not have (in terms of diseases) are so dangerous. I mean if i have it and take antibiotics, why can't the sick kid with a compromised immune system get my blood and take antibiotics as well? (sarcastic)

    i used to give blood all the time in israel. I went about every 3 months, and almost everytime i went girls would come in, and be denied being able to give blood because they were anemic or too underweight.

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  3. I do not necessarily mean disease... I specifically didnt say what I read cuz its kinda inappropriate... and if they don't know what they have is or is not dangerous, they should check out a clinic more often.
    This donation wasnt even for the frum community specifically.
    and what does that last part have to do with anything?

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