So for the 27th time in the past four years I gave blood. I haven’t always donated, I wanted to but couldn’t get up the nerve until our Crossfit box organized a blood drive and it is hard to chicken out amongst a group of friends. Now I wish I had started years earlier.
In 2015 I was sick with what turned out to be a lacerated ulcer. Unaware that I was bleeding internally I had to be rushed to the hospital by ambulance as I was so weak that I couldn’t walk. After they repaired the hole in my stomach I was then given 4 units of blood to make up for what I had lost. Since my blood type is O- which is classified as universal donor, which means that my blood type can be given to anyone … Read more