November 18, 2004
JUST GAVE BLOOD as part of the annual Blue/Orange blood drive competition with the University of Kentucky. The list of questions they ask just keeps getting longer, and I continue to wonder how much good (or harm) it's doing, given that as a regular donor I get plaintive "we're short of blood" calls on a regular basis now. (More on this here and here.) At any rate, they're screening out so many people that I encourage everyone who is eligible to donate -- there aren't that many of us left.
One interesting observation: This is the first time I've donated on campus where there were more men than women giving. Usually it's quite lopsided in the other direction. One of the techs there told me that it's been that way this year; no idea why.