Today was the first day my husband was off for the summer. He is a teacher and this summer vacation has been a long time coming. To celebrate we got a babysitter and we hit the road. Where did we go? We went to the Red Cross in our area and we donated blood.
This was something I decided to do last week and then when I shared this idea with my husband he was all for it. It was a very smooth and comfortable experience and they gave us a full lunch. Not just cookies and juice, they served hot dogs, beans, slaw, and ice cream desserts, talk about a cheap date. Keep in mind lunch is not the norm but at this location they are very appreciative of those who donate.
After we finished we were very glad we donated blood, in fact we found out that the dear friend who watched the children for us had to have a blood transfusion a few years prior, it saved her life.
I would encourage all who are able and healthy, to donate blood. You never know the life you may save. For more information click on the link below. Remember to save time you can schedule an appointment when you call or sign up online.
In addition to a great lunch we also received these nifty little notebooks and pencils. How cool is that?