“I really thought I might not make it…”
Today, on Valentine’s day, I did something I thought I would never ever do. I donated blood for the very first time!
When I first registered to be a blood donor, I never really believed that I would have the courage to actually donate, but when I got the call yesterday asking for O+ blood I knew I had to do it.
As I entered the room, the nurse explained to me that she had to run a test to check if I could donate, and told me “It’s preferable for guys to donate blood and not girls.” When the test results came back it was clear that I could donate.
As she was inserting the needle in my hand, I looked away as I always do.
During the 6 minutes that the procedure took, I didn’t feel a thing! It went well!
Positive for the future
I was happy to participate in saving another’s life. Furthermore, I was holding a heart-shaped stress ball, which made the spirit of Valentine come alive. When she finished I felt a little dizzy, my body was shaking, but it was a great experience!
The Nurse and my father who was also present told me never to donate again. However I know I will! 😉
What better than donating blood for the first time on a particular day?
We’re sure Tania will never forget this memorable day, the day she shared some love, not only with her charming prince, but also with a person she had never met before!
Way to go! 🙂