As a universal donor, I try to give blood when I’m not on my bike (thank you roofing staple) — so, the red cross was at OSU today and without a good reason not to give blood, I dropped by and gave a pint. I actually wish I could do it more often — but part of what stops me is a horrible fear of needles. I can’t stand them, look at them, etc. So, when I give blood, it’s always an interesting experience as I tried to pump the blood out of my veins as fast as humanly possible (about 8 minutes today).
Anyway, the point — I probably should do it more often. In fact, more people should probably do it more often — so, if I can give blood and survive the terrible needles, you can too. If you are able, give blood and save a life.