Today, they called me to ask for my blood again, on account of the fact that I’ll be eligible to do so again starting this Thursday.
I set my appointment for 5 p.m. next Tuesday, May 27 — double red cells, as usual, if my iron is good enough.
And as usual, they asked me that question that always sounds kind of odd — asking me if I could bring a friend.
But not really so odd, when you think of how much blood is needed in this part of the country. We almost never have enough, and have to import from other regions. So the more, the better.
So… for once, I’m asking well ahead of time: Would any of y’all join me in giving, either on Tuesday when I go, or at your convenience.
It’s important. It’s worth doing. Which is why I overcame my “Room 101”-level horror of having blood drawn from my body to become a regular giver, like clockwork.
So join me.