Wednesday, January 28, 2009

"Gift of Life"?

ok, before anyone thinks I am doing this for the money.....lol yeah! I am! A friend that I work with talked me into giving the "gift of life" so like a trooper, I went through the exam, and believe me....they ask you everything...and I mean everything about yourself....and much much more, not that I have anything to hide...
and I guess it is a good thing because now I know my name (which they ask you several times you are there) and my SS#'s last four digits without having to repeat the whole SS# in my head before giving the last four, AND 3 different time before you actually donate, you place your finger on a fingerprint thingy to make sure you are who you say you are!.....so...as the story goes, I went and I gave, but not without them blowing out a vein and bruising me! I even got a BIO LIFE VISA CARD, YEEEAAAHHH, they put $25 on it for my first visit, tonight when I go I will get $30 added to the card.

They only let you come in twice in a 7 day period. Hey, it bought lunch today....don't laugh....so the gift of life....yeah, NOT PRICELESS. Bottom line folks, it should be called "Blood sucking money" lol but..I will contine to go until I just can't go any more. You see, they seperate the red blood cells from the other stuff and that is called "Plasma" and that is the "Gift of Life" I am giving. My husband thinks I am crazy and I am a little but it's NOT SO BAD...if you have nothing else to do...

1 comment:

emily said...

he he. I'm not laughing at you. I'm laughing with you. Because when we were in college, Michael went quite a few times to donate plasma, and it bought us many diapers and groceries. Sorry about the crappy tech! That sounds like not so much fun. Michael said that when he would go donate, there once was a kid who was such a regular that they all knew him by name. Ahh, good times, good times.