Hot Dips (littlewashu) wrote,
Hot Dips

Public Service Announcement

Hey, folks in the Delaware Valley: my work is having a blood drive today, which is why I know that They (the Keepers of the Blood) are down to a 1.8 day supply. They like to be at two at an absolute minimum, and prefer to have a 5 to 7 day cushion. I think they get less people able to donate this time of year because folks have colds and the flu and whatnot, and somehow the recent weather affects it somewhat, though I can't remember how. People couldn't drive to the donating places, or something.

So if you are able to give blood (and aren't a pussy), and haven't for 56 days, and are healthy, it would be great if you donated blood this weekend. It only takes about a half hour, 45 minutes at the most with all the paperwork and whatnot. Just think, man -- they are taking stuff OUT of your body to put into a STRANGER'S body because that stranger doesn't have enough. Man, if you really think about it, that's some mind-blowing shit right there. Or maybe I'm just light-headed from losing that pint.

Boviously it's a Good thing to donate no matter where you live, and you all should!, but man, 1.8 days, that's scary. Did you see that episode of ER where Mark Green didn't want to use the last bag of O positive on the guy who killed somebody? I always think of that episode when I give blood. DON'T WORRY MARK, MY BLOOD'S COMING! EVEN THOUGH YOU'RE DEAD!

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