Donating Blood to get to the Fair
To donate or not to donate, that is the question.
Answer: Donate!! Plus, if you donate between now and July 27th you get a pass to go to the 2013 Lane County Fair for FREE one day!
Not a lot of people know this but, one person’s blood donation can save three people’s lives. I am not a fan of needles and I tend to get light headed but it all seems worth it when you think that I can help three people for just a brief discomfort. In truth, it didn’t hurt and I didn’t get light headed, I even got a cookie–which makes everyday better.
It is so easy to donate blood. First find a location that works for you, for me the drive was kicking off at a county office so I headed over there with my colleagues. Second, fill out some paperwork while you enjoy a glass of water. Third, head to screening where they ask a few more questions, check your blood pressure, heart rate and iron levels. Next, donate. The entire process takes 30-45 minutes. Even if you don’t get to donate that day, you still get a pass to the Fair for registering. can help three people for just a brief discomfort. In truth, it didn’t hurt and I didn’t get light headed, I even got a cookie–which makes everyday better.
I was a little nervous as I had a bad experience when I donated in another city but the LBC staff is awesome and took great care of me. I already have my calendar marked for when I can donate again–8 weeks after my last donation.
If you have time and want to help, please do–now is the time!
Rachel Bivens, Director of Marketing and Sales for the Lane County Fair
Thank you, Rachel for guest blogging this week and for overcoming your fear and donating blood!