|Sara gave blood!|
Sara: Sounds great!
I made a couple calls to the local hospital and then the Red Cross. It’s pretty easy to get an appointment. Just check the American Red Cross Blood website.
I was in the FAQ section when I realized that I have lived out of side of the country. I was in Panama for two years with the Peace Corps. I’ve been back 1 year and 8 months. Am I even eligible to give blood? Turns out, it is on a state by state basis; for sure a year needs to have passed and in some cases two years. So I might be eligible. I’ve left several messages for various people at blood labs and at the Red Cross asking if I can donate blood. No replies yet.
Did I make the challenge? Unfortunately no, but I have learned quite a bit! And I’ve overcome the inertia of doing nothing.
I’d like to encourage you to look into donating blood. Read up on how easy it is here: http://www.redcrossblood.org/donating-blood/first-time-donors
Check out Sara’s post where she successfully gives blood over on a Weight-y Life. She’s an inspiring gal taking her health into her own hands.