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Friday, February 28, 2014

A Gift That's Always in Vein

For several years now I've admired my friend Mike Totman for giving blood on a regular basis; he's been doing so for years and has some amazingly high number of donations. I've often thought about donating blood, but the thought of having it drained always left me feeling a little nauseated. Corporate Challenge and the convenience of donating with a pack of coworkers provided the boost I needed to finally roll up my sleeves.

Donating was painless, and I was pleased to exclaim "My blood is coming out!" (It's a line in several of the screenplays I'm working on.) Plus Canadian Blood Services provided snacks and a snazzy lapel pin.

It's a little weird, though, seeing your own thick red blood flowing through a tube and steadily filling up what seems like a pretty big bag. 

1 comment:

Totty said...

It's in you to give.

Well done, Earl, welcome to the club. Invite all your friends.