Monday, August 25, 2008

Bloody Heck!

So on Friday I went to the Red Cross to donate blood as I do pretty regularly. Seems like a pretty simple way to help people in need.

The rule is, in order to donate you have to have a hemoglobin level of 12.5 or above. Susanne had even kindly reminded me to take vitamins with iron for a few days prior to going.

I came in a bit low on the first test (they draw a bit of blood from a finger) so I opted for a second test. I watched the meter clicking steadily upwards, oh so hopeful, and it stopped at 12.4.

I felt like an American gymnast in Beijing. So close! –Monica

P.S. Guess I’ll have to start eating spinach or something before I go try again.

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