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.
It's in you to give.
Well done, Earl, welcome to the club. Invite all your friends.
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