I successfully donated blood this morning!! This is a big thing for me, considering the times I've been turned away for low iron and most recently stopping in the middle of the donation. (Seriously, the blood just stopped coming out!) I really feel productive and helpful when I give blood, and I feel very strongly that I (and everyone) should donate. That's why it is so frustrating when it doesn't work out that way. I have to stock up on iron-rich foods and lift weights and drink lots of water before donating. I call it my "training" to donate. And it worked this time, so YAY for me!!
Interestingly enough, the last time before today that I was able to successfully donate was October 20, 2006. October 20th must be my day!