Saturday, May 5, 2012

Turned down by the vampires

I posted about donating blood a while ago, years actually if I remember correctly.
I have that sweet blood type which works on everyone so I figured it was a good way to give back to the World. After donating, I drank some juice and ate some cookies and left thinking Ahhh, that was a good thing to do.
A short time later I received a letter stating that my blood tested "weird". They retested for everything and found no problems but because of the original test they destroyed my blood and I was now not allowed to donate blood again.
Um, excuse me? What the F%&**!!!!!
I went to my own Doctor and she did blood work and nothing was found. I have felt a little dirty since then.
2 days ago I open my mailbox to find a letter from the American Red Cross. I figure they are now just looking for money as my blood is no longer welcome. I was surprised to find a letter that stated if I was interested in donating again I needed to speak to one of their representatives and they would test me again.
How bad must times be that you will come back to the folks that were supposedly "dirty" just a few years ago?
Will I do it?
Probably but for 2 reasons.
1. I still want to help people.
2. To clear my head of this weird thing I still have about being found not worthy.
Now when I say I support it I almost feel hypocritical as I can't myself but I want you to.
If you can you should donate. Someone may need you someday.

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Race Results

09/07/07 Main Street Mile 11:44
05/18/08 YPD 5k 52:57 17:05
06/14/08 Walpole Village 5K 35:27 11:26
06/21/08 Mashpee Fun Run 34:21 11:05
07/19/08 Mashpee Woodlands 36.49 11:52
08/10/08 Falmouth Road Race 1:29:31
08/25/08 Women Running Wild 35:40 11:30
10/25/08 Mashpee Firefighters 37:47 12:10
05/02/09 Cape Abilities 5K 34:59 11:17
05/17/09 YPD 5K 36:41 11:50
08/09/09 Falmouth Road Race 7mi 1:37
10/31/09 Mashpee Firefighters 5K 37:15 12:00
09/11/11 Main Street Mile 12:31
10/29/11 Screech to the Beach 5K 39.13 12:20
08/12/12 Falmouth Road Race 1:34:24 13:29
05/18/14 YPD 5k 44.25 14:17
06/1/14 June Jog 4mi 1:04 16:00
08/17/14 Falmouth Road Race 1:42:04 14:35
09/27/14 Girly Girl 5K 37:24 12:02
10/26/14 Pell Bridge Run 4mi 48:41 12:10
11/27/14 Turkey Trot in VA 5K 35:22 11:23
12/06/14 Jingle Jog 5K 34:42 11:11
03/29/15 Thomas Guinta Memorial 5K 34:14 11:03
04/19/15 St. Margaret's 5K 31:11 10:21
05/17/15 YPD Blues 5K 34:58 11:17
06/07/15 Newport 10 Miler 1:56:09 11:36
06/20/15 Mackenzie's 5K 33:55 10:54
08/17/14 Falmouth Road Race 1:33:51 13:24
10/31/15 Screech at the Beach 36:19 11:40
5/20/18 YPD Run to Remember 37.37 12:08