Hello, everyone. I just got back from giving blood. If you weigh more than 110 lbs and aren’t terribly afraid of needles I recommend the experience.
You relax in a chair, get free food, and you help someone else out. You even get a free mini-physical. There’s really no downside.
Today I went through some sort of different blood-giving technique. I gave twice as much as normal, and the process involved watching plasma be pumped back into my body twice. Fascinating. I feel fine, but now I have to wait four months, instead of two months, before I can consider giving blood again.