One of the first things the do is test the iron level in the blood. The lady that testing my iron level thought she would have to squeeze my finger a lot to get a decent drop of blood since my hands were so cold. I quipped that I bleed well so it shouldn’t be a problem. Sure enough there was plenty of blood flowing and when she dropped the blood into the copper sulphate, it sank like a stone. That is a good thing.
Recently I’ve started going after eating dinner which hasn’t had any negative effect, other than having less room for cookies. 🙁 One thing that never changes is which arm I donate with. I always, always, always use my left arm. Almost every time I go I have to wait for a bed due to this, but I don’t care. It is almost a superstition, but I have never had a problem so why miss with success?