Accomplishment Deep

Tuesday night I completed my 30th blood donation. I have a special donors card that signifies my 25th donation. Every time I take that card from my wallet, I get a renewed sense of accomplishment.

The 30th donation went smoothly. I got in at the right time too. There was a bed ready and waiting for me. By the time I was done, there was a bed lineup several people deep.

I learned something interesting in the recovery area too. One of the volunteers was telling another donor that every unit of blood you donate contains approximately 220 calories. That is another reason they want you to drink the sweet juice and eat some cookies. Don’t mind if I do.