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Jun. 20th, 2011 09:25 am
bigbumble: (One gallon blood donor)
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Donated blood on Tuesday and got my 1 gallon pin (new userpic), yay! Spent the weekend in model rocket contest. I was the contest director. Thanks to help from my intrepid nephew, Patrick, Bumbling Brothers Flying Circus did quite well. We launched our first eggloft model with the egg carried in a balloon. Our altitude was 276 meters with the next highest at 195 meters. The egg survived.

Date: 2011-06-20 03:38 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] hsifyppah.livejournal.com
Good for you, you bleeder you!

Date: 2011-06-20 08:21 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] pocketnaomi.livejournal.com
Thank you for the blood donation. I'll probably forever remain on the debit side of the blood equation... they used five pints in putting me back together after the auto accident eleven years ago, and I'd only donated three before I went onto medication that was incompatible with donating. I can understand why they won't take mine, and I will probably have to stay on the medicines for the rest of my life, but I wish I'd had time to get back onto the credit side before I had to stop. Instead, I count on friends like you to make up what I never can.

Date: 2011-06-21 12:38 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] bigbumble.livejournal.com
Between the two of us, there has been more than double your blood back!

The old guy manning the front desk at the blood drive was a volunteer who used to donate, but had had heart surgery. He couldn't donate anymore but volunteered his time on his golf Tuesday once every eight weeks.

If you have a local place that has a regular blood drive, you might consider volunteering time or making goodies to pass out to the blood donors.

Date: 2011-06-21 02:15 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] pocketnaomi.livejournal.com
That's a really good idea. Thank you. I will ask them what I can do for them besides donating.


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