If you’ve read this blog for any length of time, then you know that I donate blood on a regular basis. It’s something I started a while ago, and hope to continue for a long time.
Today I went again and did my regular donation. I stuck with my left arm like always. I’ve never tried my right arm, and this is probably the closest thing I have to a superstition. My left has always worked, so why mess with a good thing right?
There was one special thing about today though. This was my 50th donation. I’m quite proud of that. One thing I had been wondering about is when did I start donating. On my way out today I decided to ask the question. One of the staff looked into it for me.
Back when I was in university (in 95) I donated at a mobile clinic. The next donation was November 2000. From there I started donating every couple months. That is a pretty good track record I think.
49 donations in 9 years and 5 months. Doing the math and I get a donation every 2.3 months. Considering I can only donate every 2 months, that is something else I am very proud of.
I hope that someday I can pass this along to my kids.