I gave blood.
I surprised myself with how quickly I signed up for the blood drive after seeing a post from the YWCA about their wellness fair, and blood drive. But I was excited about the opportunity to give back, and help out my community. I'll admit, I was a bit of a scaredy gato, and was afraid about the pain of the needle. So, I You Tubed a few videos and found comfort in knowing that even though previous donors said that it hurt a little, they all felt the whole purpose of giving back outweighed the pain.
The process of donating was fairly simple, I was able to make an appointment time through their website, which was very convenient. The actual donation process started off with answering a few questions to make sure you are a good candidate to donate. There is a lot of things that can disqualify you from donating blood, so I recommend calling, or going to the website and checking out the FAQ section at United Blood Services. It didn't take a lot of time to donate blood, and the staff was very well trained. I only felt a little bit a pain, but it was all worth it, and I was happy to contribute. Everyone was very grateful for the donation, and the free cookies and juice afterward didn't hurt.
So readers, what have you done to help out, or give back to your community? I feel like I have found a whole new inspiration to get involved again, and the feeling is great!
So tell me, what inspires you to give a little bit??
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