Today, after getting that darn baby ready for school, getting myself ready for work, having a parent teacher conference, grabbing some breakfast and driving my morning commute, I also managed to save three lives. Let me tell you, the saving three lives part was the easiest, most relaxing part of my day. The Miller-Keystone Bloodmobile comes right to our office parking lot at the Butz Corporate Plaza.
The phlebotomists are so happy to see you, and after a series of questions, an iron test, BP and temperature you are good to donate. A lovely lady named Tina checked my arms to see if she could spot the best vein to use and after a slight sting, the needle is in and I was on my way to saving lives. Someone then brought me a Coke to drink while I laid back in the recliner – I didn’t even get that kind of treatment on Mother’s Day!
After literally 4 minutes and 30 seconds I had the pint bag full (apparently I’m a “gusher”). After more resting, you are off to the canteen for more drinks and cookies! Think about donating blood. It is a great thing to keep your heart healthy, you lose 1 pound, and it helps your community because all the blood stays in Lehigh Valley.
Make an appointment ASAP because if you donate between now and June 3, you are entered into a contest to win a $500 gas card ... I know that would get my summer off to a great start!
Visit www.giveapint.org or call 1-800-223-6667 to schedule your donation today!