Two more blood beauties have entered the contest!!!
I'll just let Valerie tell her story:
"So I was almost denied from giving blood today. My iron count the first try was below the minimum and so they tried the other hand it it came in at .2 above. Then they took my blood pressure, like 3 times. I guess I was almost dead? It was 68/60. Never been that low as long as I have been alive."
Manic, thinking: Has it been that low when you were dead Valerie?
"But they had me wait a little bit and retook it, I am alive!
Manic: Good! So we'll get a pint out of her!
At least I know I don't have high blood pressure. So there you go. Another Whole Blood donation added to your numbers!
Manic: Whoo hoo! I am beginning to think like a vampire!
Here is a pic of cute Valerie giving her iron-rich blood.
"There are a few extra pics because they thought it was pretty funny that I asked them to take a picture so a couple of the technicians wanted in on it too! I told them it would be on a blog, so I guess it's OK to show them also. But the guy in the picture was very excited to be on a Mommy blog."
Actually, doesn't he look like a stud? He's like, Yep, I just took some blood, ladies! He's so cute, all proud of himself!
"It was quite the trip. I hope to do it again in a few months and also try the Double Red donation." [Double Red donation is donating platelets I think, please correct me if I'm wrong.]
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And here's Robin at AbFabGeek offering up a pint of her luscious blood for someone today:
Do you all notice these wonderful donators are ALWAYS smiling!?!?!? NOT SCARY! AT ALL! Happy faces! They're doing a GOOD thing!
Robin said that she almost wore THIS getup to donate today:
Which I would have LOVED because you know I love me my wig and boa getup too!
The two of us could totally hang out together in our wigs--how much fun would that be!! Maybe if I wore this outfit I could sneak into the blood center and pretend to be someone else so I could give blood AGAIN! Nah, I'd probably get caught, and then be banned from ever giving blood. THAT would NOT be good.
Thanks Robin for donating... you PROMISED me you'd do it, and you did! Even though you were worried your iron might have been low.
THANK YOU so much girls! You've just doubled our contestants, and in case you didn't know, the prize money is NOW DOUBLED also, thanks to BUG TRIES AGAIN offering to match the grand prize CASH!
Coming up this weekend: While he's ineligible for the cash, I'm taking Mr. Manic to the blood bank on Saturday, and YES, there will be PHOTOS!!! I just hope he doesn't pass out when he sees the needle. Mr. Manic is quite the baby when it comes to needles!
Peace UP, and GO DONATE ALREADY!!!!!