Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Two More Contestants!

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!!!!!


Kalynne Pudner said...

You mean that picture of the blood donor tube in my arm has STILL not made it to you?! Boohoo!

It's not missing out on the high jackpot contest that bothers me, it's that I have to keep opening up the file to resend it (methinks Comcast is to blame). And I can't stand the sight of the blood in the donor tube in my arm!

Don't get me wrong: I love donating. I just hate looking. You have no idea how many attempts were required to capture the right part of my arm with the camera with my face turned the other way. (All the attendants were busy; there was a pizza party hanging in the balance, for whichever 5th grade class recruited the most donors.)

I'd post the pic in this comment (a curse upon ye, Comcast!) but I don't have the technological competence.

So here's the plan: I will post it on own blog tonight.

But then I will have to post a bunch of random things right away afterwards, so that I don't have to see it anymore.

Only for you, Manic dear.

Steve H said...

this was a great idea!!

Val said...

Kalynne- I'm with you on the not looking at the tube in my arm. I have to tell you that I've given blood a few times but have never looked at the needle before it went into my arm and today I was distracted from the techs and looked at it. Remind me to never look at it again. But giving blood doesn't hurt!

AutoSysGene said...

Wow, impressive ladies!! Keep that blood coming!!

mamashine said...

This is such good timing- there is a national platelet shortage right now! My friends just had a baby come five weeks early and need some and they were barely able to get enough for him.

Kate said...

Mr. Katie-Kat is going Saturday, too. I informed him tonight as we walked to dinner (sushi!) He said, okay. He knows he doesn't really have a choice. He's not really fighting me. :)

Whenever I did it, I chose to watch them put the needle in. For some reason that made it less scary. But once the blood was gushing into the bag, it made me dizzy to look at it.

Anonymous said...

Kalynne and Momof3, I can't look either. And neither can Mr. K. I asked him about donating since I can't, and he told me to find a blood drive. The only problem is, he doesn't want to give when he has to work, and he works an awful lot. Even a Saturday could be out. I'll see what I can find.

Here's an example. He one time had liquid staples holding together an open wound on his neck that was really too big to be held together with liquid staples (that's what they're called, right?) Well anyway, while he was driving, the stitches popped open. I'm like "Honey, I think that opened up. You better look at it." (how smart am I, right?!)
Well, he pulled over to look and almost passed out in the driver's seat.

So, I would worry about him giving blood when he has to work, too. Manic, I'll let you know.

Keep up the good work. And good luck to you, Kate.

Stephanie J. Blake said...

You are cracking me up MM!