I gave blood for the first time this summer because there was a Bloodmobile in the parking lot at my day job. Do good? Get away from my cubicle for 30 minutes? Win-freakin’-win.
Except I nearly passed out twice. ”The cookies and juice are a lie!” I said, my clothes drenched in sweat, my stomach trying to toss my snacks, my eyes seeing pretty sparkly dots.
The nice lady said, “It’s just that your body thinks something is wrong. Chances are you’ll experience fewer side effects after each time you give.”
So I’ll probably try it again the next time the Bloodmobile rolls into the lot. After all, I didn’t die. Plus I heard some legend about this guy that passes out every time he donates blood, and he still does it anyway.
I can’t be outdone by a boy.
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