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Monday, September 10, 2007

Brave me

I donated blood for the first time. I have extreme fear/anxiety of all things poking related so this was a HUGE step in conquering my fears. I still am anxious and a {tad} fearful, however I think I may even do it again. The people were so nice and Cheryl was such a good cheerleader (wow all that practice in high school came in handy)! Notice our super cool wraps! Fun colors! It was quite a hard decision for me (the color I mean...)


  1. Good job Jerrie!! I was going to go but I forgot about it. My first experience giving blood wasn't so great so I've been kind of afraid to try it again.

  2. You did FANTASTIC & just think of those 3 lucky people who will get your blood! And remember, you looked SO skinny while donating ... :}

  3. WTG on being a donor! Last time I tried, they rejected me (again) for having iron-poor blood. *sniff*

    I'm a little concerned about the "wraps" y'all are showing off. In Illinois, we only get a little Band Aid with a cotton ball against the skin. I'm wondering if maybe they use a vaccuum or something there in WA. It scares me!

    And, Jerrie, I am SO with you on the fear of poking things! I have to have blood drawn about every 6 months and I almost pass out each time. I've tried watching, not watching, laying down, standing up, sitting down, etc, and I still feel ookie when that needle slides in.

  4. Way to go, Jerrie! I've never donated blood, but am thinking about doing it now. It's not so bad, right?

  5. I came across your blog via Katrina's... just have to say, way to go! Being a blood donor is one of the most wonderful things you can do. I recently donated for the first time (also fighting back a fear of poking things) and found it to be a great experience. Just thinking of all the people who are helped and lives that are saved makes it worth the slight discomfort of the experience.

    Way to go, and I hope you go back and inspire many to do the same!

    ~ Shanan Suding


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