I decided not to make this a photo-first post because it does feature some blood giving and I wanted to give the squeamish a chance to scroll on.
I gave blood this afternoon, which I haven’t done in 6+ years. Last time I donated was when I was just beginning the journey of health and fitness. So my weight was high, my iron was low, and my blood pressure was questionable. I was barely able to donate.
Today during the pre-screen/mini physical, I found out that my iron level was perfect and my blood pressure was perfect. That little victory, paired with my attempts to take pictures without getting caught kept my focus off the thought of fainting, not because of the needles and blood, but just a nervousness that my body wouldn’t be ready to donate. In all honesty, I like watching the blood go into the bag and test tubes
I had good numbers. I didn’t faint. I got a cookie bar for my participation. Good day with the Red Cross.