Friday, January 25, 2008


have you heard about what is going on over at manic mommy? she is having a contest to get people to donate blood. check it out.

the hardest part of giving blood for me was actually finding a blood drive that wasn't over an hour away. i mean i live in the biggest city in 3 states! finally i found one that was only about 20 minutes away. you go in and they ask you some questions, take your blood pressure and prick your finger to check your hemoglobin. you read all this stuff about giving blood and then you go to the CHAIR!! they were all sooo nice. and they loved the fact that there was a contest to encourage people to give blood. they all wanted to take my picture.
to me the finger prick actually hurt worse than the needle in the arm. and it only takes about 10 minues for them to get all they need. i did get a little woozy and they put a fan on me and brought me some juice. i felt like an Egyptian princess!! then i got to have more juice and cookies of my choice. (i had a little debbie oatmeal cookie!) and they gave me a big mesh bag, a calendar, and a lunch box!! and i got to register to be entered in another contest to win $500!! so if you haven't given blood and want to be entered in manic mommy's contest GO GIVE BLOOD TODAY!!!

9 comments:

Melissa said...

WTG Kay! Are you going to send your photo over to my blog, too?

Melek said...

my bis sis ROCKS!

the blood drive i want to go to is on the 30th...it's a 'blood'raiser thing for a friend who's friend was killed in a motorcycle accident. but, now i have a meeting scheduled for that morning...so not sure if i can make it. i want my picture taken in the 'chair' too! we'll see...

Susie said...

Wow Kay--great job! You are so motivated! OK, that's it--I'm looking for a donation center right now. You rock!

I like Little Debbie's.

Tori said...

Hey Kay! Just thought I would drop in and say hello. I didn't realize you were blogging so much lately. LOL! Drop on by my blog when you get the time. I'll be posting more now that I am cutting back on the web work. (c:

Good for you for donating blood. That's awesome!

Tori

Betty said...

I'm proud of you for giving blood. I'm like you in that the worse thing about giving blood is when they prick your finger. That hurts like crazy. Putting the needle in my arm doesn't bother me.

I used to give blood often until they started worrying me to death with post cards and phone calls begging. The next time I give blood I will tell them to stop bugging me about it. I know when and where there is a blood drive and begging me is not going to get me in there any faster.

Rob said...

Yeah! She's a life saver!

Manic Mom said...

WAIT!!! They're giving away $500!!! CRAP!

And why hasn't Melek donated yet!!!!

Thanks, you rock, and the post is up on MM!!!!

Sauntering Soul said...

Hi Kay! I'm here via Manic Mommy. I donated too. I completely agree....the finger prick hurts a thousand times worse than the needle in the arm. Yipee for us - we saved a life or two!

Crazymamaof6 said...

whoohooo Kay! and you are looking hot in that pic too! awesome and free crap!?! i love free crap! seriously fabulous! whoohoo! way to go!