Blood Drive, Aug 14th
After Encounter Report: Blood Drive, Aug 14th
Success!!! Saturday August 14th at noon we descended on Carter Blood Care.
Though they were expecting us, they did not seem really prepared. Adam
Hamner, Denise Hamner and I, Pat Burke were scheduled to and gave platelets.
Mark Alcala, Lynn Alcala and Greg Goodwin gave whole blood.
Supporting us were Donna Whitaker, George Whitaker, Kim, Erin,
Errol, and Garion. Thanks! I will be scheduling us again for the first
weekend in November. Hooray!
It has never made me feel funny except for a slight tingling in the lips.
Thankfully, technology has now made it possible to use only one arm.
Instead of the original two-arm process, which was grueling! Almost two
hours of no arms. Couldn't even scratch your nose.
Did you know one in every 200 adults in the US is HIV positive. Others
cannot donate for many various reasons. Then of course you have the
Weenies. Worst of all there are many who are just to self serving to give
a damn about anyone but them selves and won't donate! So as one of the few
who knows I am a clean blood source, I feel it is important to give
I have been giving for some years. Doing double platelets almost monthly
for several years. Then with their newest machine, beginning last year I now
give platelets, plasma, and red blood cells all in one sitting. I always
have my bottle of water to drink and sometimes juice during the siphoning
Strength and Honor
Lt. Cdr. Kbubbles
Alien Relations Officer