Monday, February 22, 2010

Universal Donor 2

I am what you could call a Universal Donor. My husband, the Devildog, has some dominant genes, and all four kids have his blood type. Not one of these suckers have mine. Story of my life, it seems like I've got what everyone (in my house at least) else wants or needs.
However, last year when I donated blood in January, little did I know I was going to need to keep that blood. OOOPS. No wonder I had a stronger than usual reaction to the donation. It was December when I finally donated again. So, that meant it would be February when I could donate blood. I dragged 3 of the 4 kids with me. It's a long story why, and I won't bore you with it. MaNiC MoMMy does a virtual blood drive and her deadline looms, which is the only reason I'm getting around to posting this. I live by flying by the skin of my blessed assurance apparently.

In any case, I went to donate and the vampires - they love me. I have good veins that behave and don't roll. I had the Oldest Boy take the picture. It was difficult for him because he wasn't on the front side of the camera this time. He followed instructions better than Devildog did last year though. He got more than just my arm in the picture. However, he caught me looking down at something, and I look like I've got my eyes closed. And then when I was done, we got freezer pizzas from the grocery store even though I really wanted the kind from a pizza place (name withheld), and I went home and had to have a nap. This is why I schedule my donations for Fridays. I can go home and slack around and not do anything the rest of the day. And I'm incredibly thankful that even though I have FOUR spawn, they are spread apart in age and they entertained the mini-human till she needed feeding...because I've got the good stuff somebody else inevitably wants or needs.


Kristin said...

LOL I would love to donate blood, but I have those mean, hidden veins. As in any nurse seeing me for the first time tends to say, " wouldn't happen to know where your veins are, would you?"

Jere and I have the same blood type, so I just have Jere donate for me. :-D He's pretty loyal about it.

MaNiC MoMMy™ said...

YAY! Thanks so much! I love this post of yours! AND you've given me the first photo of the last week of the drive! THanks so much! This is a great one! ANd donating on Fridays--what a great idea! Love it! And thanks for being an alum donor! You ROCK! xo

Feisty Irish Wench said...

Kristin, he may be precluded because of his assignment just don't go needing any blood anytime soon, JUUUUST in case ;)

Jade Scarlett said...

Trish, I'm glad I found your blog. You're totally awesome! Hope you don't mind but I had to blog about your awesomeness.


Heather said...

I donated blood for the first time last October when my friend had a blood drive in memory of her mother.She's been my friend since 5th grade so how could I say no to such a simple request? Little did I know how good of a feeling I would have knowing that I was able to do something in 6 short minutes that can help save someones life.The day my blood donor card came I was so excited you would've thought it was to say the Red Cross has a donor for life with me :)

MaNiC MoMMy™ said...

Hiya, quick question -- you mentioned APColleen in your email to me -- did she donate too? I never got a photo from anyone named Colleen so I wanted to check in with you, cuz I'm working on Sunday's post right now!? Thanks, Steph