Ten Things I Thought Before Giving Blood


If you’ve been here for a while, you’ve heard me rave about the community spirit in my new home town – in particular our local ice-cream shop, What’s the Scoop, which runs a lot of blood drives.

I spend a lot of time in anticipation of these blood drives, and I get to thinking all sorts of strange and funny thoughts. For example:

  1. Does this extra pint of blood make me look fat?
  2. What if it comes out green? What would that mean?
  3. I’m giving blood at my neighborhood ice-cream shop. Why does everyone think that’s so funny?
  4. I am prepping for the blood drive by bulking up on iron, and now I can only point north.
  5. And to think some people thought Indiana Jones was a humble hero!
  6. This must be what it’s like when they make maple syrup.. sort of.
  7. This would go faster if they’d let me jog on the treadmill.
  8. Platelets are what fancy people use when they eat little snacksies.
  9. I feel like a prick.
  10. I am Iron Man! Eep.

After I gave blood, my thoughts were somewhat different. 🙂