It's ok!!! It's a big decision to donate blood. Not everyone can do it. Not everyone should do it. No one should ever feel pressured to give blood. That happened to me the very first time, and I backed out because of it! Giving blood is something you have to come to in your own way, and for your own reasons.
If you are able to, it is truly one of the things in life that we can do to help save our fellow beings. There is no synthetic replacement for blood, and it is always in short supply.
I have only been giving since 11/18/04, the day after my 32nd birthday. Until that day, I was scared about the process, and it took me two tries to finally participate. The first time, I chickened out. The second time, I went in with a friend to wait for him, and to get more comfortable with the whole thing. And then the next time, I was ready! Personally, it was a great decision for me. It might be for you, too!
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