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Does giving blood cancel the cookies I ate after?

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

So today I became a blood donor. I donated blood for the first time. It hurt, but they gave me cookies after. I figure since I gotta "replenish" I was obligated to eat them. Okay, maybe I'm pushing it. I ate like 6.

I gave blood today because I had a really bad day. It really helped. There were too many hard cases today. My heart was breaking and I felt so helpless. People came in for help and all I could give was not what they needed. So at the end of the day I felt like I needed to do more. Almost every day I see a donate blood sign out in front of the Florida Blood Services office, and I always think "I should do that sometime." I just wanted the pain I felt from not being able to help out of me. I wanted to do something good that could make a difference. And the pain of the needle plus the 1 hr interview to find out if I could give blood made me feel better. I hope I didn't donate "bad blood" since it took out my, er uhm, I guess you could say my bad feelings. But my feelings weren't hateful. They were the feelings of needing to do more. And then I felt better so I ate cookies. The lady encouraged me to take 3 bags, and well they were so tempting. I put off eating dinner to give blood. So that's my excuse. Maybe I lost weight since I lost blood, but my puny veins only put out 1 bag of blood, so probably not.

If you've never given blood, and you're healthy enough to do so, I highly recommend it. It takes the guilty right out of you.
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