Donating Blood

I’m a five-gallon blood donor. Every time a gallon donation is achieved, a pin is given to the donor marking the occasion. I have kept all five of my gallon milestone pins, which you can see in the picture below. It takes eight blood donations to reach a gallon, unless you are giving platelets or plasma which counts double. I’ve never taken the quick route to reach a gallon – it’s one pint at a time for me. When I donated blood on Tuesday this week, it marked 42 times at the Memorial Blood Center . Continue reading