Well, this is Kristabella. We all know Kristabella because I've had the pleasure of meeting up with KB, as I like to call her, on one of those crazy Manic/Swishy nights. Kristabella was cool enough to donate blood. Here she is:
She even offered up some very good reasons why YOU might like to do the same!
Take it away, KB, the Blog's all yours!...
Thanks Manic! Anyway, I thought I'd share Kristabella's Top Five Reasons Why Donating Blood Rocks: (in David Letterman style)
5. You might win a prize in Manic's contest
4. Two words - FREE COOKIES
3. You can get drunk faster with less blood
2. Did I mention the COOKIES?
1. You can save a life all while eating cookies and drinking apple juice
Thanks for hosting the contest! It forced me to get my act together and go. I used to go every 8 weeks or whatever in college and got out of the habit. And now I've found a place on my way home from work and have made my next appointment already!
YAY for Kristabella! Thank you! Now, everybody, stop by KB and tell her how much she rocks and how awesome she is for saving THREE lives!
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Next donor is Jacqui!
Jacqui says her husband got some nasty looks from some of the vampires when he was taking her photo, and she started to explain to them what he was doing and then just gave up. I can just imagine the conversation:
Jacqui: "Well, you know, Manic is holding this blood blog contest, so she needs a picture."
Blood Volunteer: "Manic? Who the hell is Manic. Lady, lie down, you're crazy. Let me get this needle in your vein already."
Jacqui: "No seriously, you know, Manic Mommy, the blogger. She's giving away MILLIONS! For blood! I'm serious! I just need my husband to take a picture to pro..."
Blood Volunteer: "Look lady, I can either get this needle into your vein or I can call the guy with the straight jacket."
Nah, nobody understands! Anyway, this was Jacqui's VERY FIRST TIME DONATING BLOOD! So, in honor of Jacqui's first time, I have a little youtube video especially for her:
And to make Jacqui's first time even more special, guess WHERE SHE DID IT??? Yep! She did it right here, in the back of this big old van.
And in Jacqui's very own words: "So I am no longer a donation virgin and feel great for doing it!"
All right Jacqui! And just think, you get to do it again in just eight short weeks! And how cool that your husband got to photograph you while you did it IN.THE.BACK.OF.A.VAN!
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MOTHER AND DAUGHTER TEAM UP!!!
Mom Laura bribed her 16-year-old daughter, Martha, to give blood and look how beautiful they are donating!!!
Mom said Martha did fantastic!
Laura also said:
"This is by far the coolest contest... there was a sugar factory explosion in Savannah this week; the local hospital here has the biggest burn center in the south east; they have 18 of the worst burn victims and the medical college has two more waiting for beds... this is a horrid thing and I was so pleased to see LINES at the blood mobile today as they all need blood so badly... I am sure every 8 weeks Martha and I will be giving!
THANK YOU SO MUCH LAURA AND MARTHA!
And how cool is it that Martha, who is 16, will know how much giving blood means to saving peoples' lives at such a young age and she will hopefully do this for the rest of her life now!
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And then we have MYSTERY BLOOD DONOR:
Mystery Blood Donor sent me her photo and told me she went on her mini-blood-donating vacation Saturday morning at 7:15!!! Which I am THRILLED about but I have a couple of questions AND comments...
1. I love you for doing this, BECAUSE you are wonderful and beautiful and spectacular, but HOW CAN I ENTER YOU INTO THE CONTEST IF I DON'T KNOW WHO YOU ARE??
2. How can you consider it a mini-vacation if it's Saturday at 7:15 IN THE MORNING when you COULD STILL BE SLEEPING??!?! It's more likely to be considered a vacation when it's during the day and you would usually be up having to do something boring and kid-related, like taking them school-shoe shopping, and then NOT HAVING TO DO THAT, and INSTEAD going to donate blood; NOT going to donate blood instead OF SLEEPING IN LATE!?!? Does that make any sense?
3. I used my
Am I good, or am I good?
THANK YOU Stephanie for donating!
You guys all rock! Thank you all once again for taking the time out of your busy schedules to donate that precious pint of blood!
And good news! YOU CAN STILL DONATE! Just CLICK HERE for all of the details!
The contest goes through Valentine's Day, so show someone you love just how much you love them and give them a pint of blood for Valentine's Day! It's cheaper than chocolate AND HAS LESS CALORIES! Plus, it's better for the SOUL!