Vampirish

Aug. 9th, 2005 09:07 pm
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So I became a Hero today.....according to the Blood Bank of Alaska at least. I went in to donate, and they convinced me on doing an Alyx Donation. Basically I got hooked to a machine that siphoned out 2 pints of blood, pumped back in a pint of Saline and some anticoagulant, and process/centrifuge/what have you the blood. So the only thing that they have to do(other than convince people to sit there for 30+ minutes) is run the test vials though the lab and the 2 pints of blood are ready to be used...no further processing required.

Thats only incidental to how I became a Hero though. They call you one if you donate at least 4 pints in a calender year, and an Alyx donation is actually two pints. So that paired with the 2 times I donated previously got me to 4 pints. Just out of curiosity I asked how much I'd donated and it seems I've donated, in total, over a gallon now. 8 donations make a gallon, and I had 6 total(spread out from Dec 03 to now) when i walked in the door today. So now I'm at 8 donations(lifetime), and I can donate again in Dec(the downside to the Alyx donation is that it doubles the time between donations from 56 days to 112 days) for a total of 10 donations in my lifetime(well, to the BBA) and 6 donations in 2005.

Thats sorta impressive...in a vampirish sort of way :-)

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