Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Save Three Lives!

Good Evening!

I gave blood today, and while I have a history of reaction to giving blood, I managed to make it out alive:) The last three times I’ve tried to give blood, i haven’t had enough Iron, so I have been eating tons of spinach( as you know) and taking my Multivitamin. The verdict? I needed 12.5 and i had 13.0. woot! I have some pictures, so here goes:


They gave me orange juice the whole time so i wouldn’t pass out. I totally love how awkwardly pointy my chin is in this one :)


I was cracking up because the nurse/attendant was making so many jokes. 


Yes, that is the actual needle in my arm.It didn’t hurt when they put it in, but it hurt like crazy when they pulled it out. Honestly, what hurts the most is the stupid finger prick for the Iron count.

I went straight to dinner and had a turkey burger with cheddar,tomato, and spinach.It rocked. I also had some spiced baked apples, and a banana. Oh, and chocolate milk :) I never have Choc. milk, but it made me feel better after blood loss.

turkey burger

Unfortunately, when I got back to my room, I felt awful, so I laid down and slept for 2 hours. I decided I needed to wake up and write to my loves, so I did. I hope you have had a wonderful day, and are having a wonderful night.

Goodnight, see you tomorrow!


  1. Way to go Sarah! I'm a firm believer in giving blood. It makes a HUGE difference to someone who may need it (I had to have a transfusion years ago and since then I have tried to be faithful in giving). But like you, I have low iron levels... so I have to prep for days before. :)

    Proud of you's been great to read your posts/blogs and see how you are learning, growing, challenging yourself. Keep up the good work!! :)

  2. :) glad my pictures helped! I enjoyed keeping you busy while it was all going down! :)