Monday, 26 March 2012

I Did (Or Tried To Do) Something Amazing Today

At the beginning of 2012 one of my 'resolutions' was to donate blood. I finally got around to going today. My dad came with me as I was a being a bit of a scaredy cat. Well after the finger prick and checking everything was ok, they struggled to find a good vein. Eventually they did but my arm wasn't ready to give up a full pint of blood. I was disappointed that I didn't get to make a full donation but I will go again after the 16 weeks you have to wait, and see if my body is more willing to give up the blood next time. I wanted to take one of the 'I Gave Blood Today' stickers but didn't feel I deserved one, so I'm hoping that next time I feel I deserve one! I'm also excited to find out my blood group as I have no idea what it is!

As my body didn't want to give up much blood, I'd love for all of my readers to go and donate blood if you don't already and let me know how you get on! It's an amazing thing to do and you could help save someones life!


  1. good for you! donating blood is so important! love that you did a post on this!

    love from San Francisco,

  2. Good job. I've been donating blood throughout the last 10 years and still find it scary, that initial jab into your arm. But as you said, I always feel like I've done a good deed. Thanks for the reminder, I'll try to go Thursday.

  3. Well done for trying Stacey! I can't give blood for medical reasons but I wish I could! Good luck next time :)

    Rachael xoxo

  4. This is so amazing, and I admire you so much for doing this! I've never been brave enough to do it, but it's been on my to do list forever! Thanks for this inspiration!

    Happy Tuesday from your new follower :)

    xx Ivana
    Macarons and Pearls

  5. Unfortunately I'm anemic so I'd pass out if I donated :( Great cause though band those how can, should!
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  6. Good for you ! I have a fear toward needle :(

  7. Thanks for all the support girls! I'm glad you all like this post feel free to share it with your friends and inspire them too :)


  8. Stacey!

    That's so nice! I still think you deserve the sticker because you made the effort! **Hugs**

    xo, sam


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