I can't believe just how excited I am to have given a gallon of blood. Since you can only give a pint about every two months this has been a year and a half in the making. And my draw was my record time today - just 5 minutes!
Just to be able to help in this way makes me feel awesome. There's a lot donating money can do to help people, but no amount of cash can help if someone needs blood - or organs for that matter, but I need those for now. There are no synthetic bloods yet (although they're working on them). It's just too cool, and I even got fancy pins.
Our building is setting up a blood drive soon. I was gonig to wait for that, but couldn't hold out.