Yeah, that's me today (July 3) giving another unit to the Puget Sound Blood Center and losing a quick pound in the process! Okay, the weight loss is very temporary because they tell me your body replaces the pint that's taken in no time.
What I gain is the knowledge they will use this to help someone who needs my A+ or any number of the components within. Anyone who is in good health, is at least 18 years old and weighs at least 110 pounds is able to donate blood every 56 days.
My mom has been a life-long blood donor and she's still going strong at 90, so I have a ways to go in catching up with her.
Have you ever given blood before? There's nothing to it and, believe me, I am a total wuss! Find out more here.
Have a wonderful and safe Independence Day and we'll see you at the Tacoma Freedom Fair!