Sunday, February 17, 2008

Blood drive!

I told you last week that I gave my testimony at church to help rouse some donors for the blood drive. Well, the Lord provides! I think they told me there were 43 units collected at the end of the day, including 14 people from the young singles ministry! I am just overjoyed. I have the best friends in the world. There were several who really didn't want to give, but did. It's such a good, easy, and important thing! Here are some photos, since the blog has been lacking color lately.

Dear Pete, such a trooper. :) (that's iodine, not blood on his arm- he hadn't started yet). And look at Lindsey back there smiling!

Amy says, "I love blood donation! It's a game for me. Try and beat 4:32!"

Rebecca says, "Blood donation makes me happpppy!"

OBI Lady says, "^#%$ Why are you taking pictures?!"

I'm not just an advocate, I'm also a donor! Despite the blurriness, I assure you that it is me.

After donating we went to lunch at Texas Roadhouse to regain our strength. Look how cute we are and how much we love each other!

Lindsey and Tiffany

Angie and Rebecca

Ann and Amy

Pete and Wes


Alisha said...

I'm a big fan of blood drives -- even though (or maybe because) I'm not allowed to donate blood. It seems like such an easy way to really make a difference.

The OBI Lady is hilarious. She looks like she's really enjoying her job.

Cris said...

I've always wanted to ask this, but never seemed to know the right person to ask. I feel as though your credentials have now deemed you "the right person." Question: since the first time I ever had a blood sample taken at the ripe age of 14, I have always had TERRIBLE experiences with blood being taken. I don't know if it's psychological or what, but I almost -if not fully- black out every time. How can I help? Suck it up and get over it, realizing that my temporary illness may help save a life, or can you forgive me and let me help the anonymous community in another way? Really, I've wondered this for years. Every blood drive held ever my dad always came home with a tourniquet around his elbow, and I wondered how I would ever have the courage to do it myself. Help, please. :)

Anonymous said...

This has nothing to do with this post...but I just donated to a local missionary- 150.00

Anonymous said...

3/26 Just had another double red so my count remains at 100+
Advise to Cris: Visualize it before you donate. Think about it before you go to sleep and attempt to direct your dreams toward a positive experience. Relax, use lamaz breathing techniques. Eat a snack before. Drink gater aid before. Do not attemt on an empty stomache your first time. Celebrate with friends afterward.
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