after work yesterday, john told me he signed up to give blood at a blood drive and invited me to go. i had never given blood before so i decided it would be a good thing to do. i went.
i answered all the necessary questions and they pricked my finger. i thought the pricking of the finger was "giving blood" but apparently, i was wrong.
they put me on the table and began filling up the bag, which in my opinion, it was the same size of an Olympic pool, but no ryan lochte. i was nice and relaxed for the full time, which was either 10 minutes or 2 days, i can't really remember.
but when the man came to remove the needle, something happened.
he said, "how are you feeling?"
i said "not so well......"
my vision was blurred.
my body began sweating.
my eyes closed.
and i officially fainted.
right there on the giving blood table.
i woke up to three red cross people fanning me, putting a box under my legs, cold rags on my neck, and a bucket "just in case" (which luckily i never had to use). i begged for something to drink and downed my orange juice which was in a can the size of my pinky fingernail.
i had never been so scared but then i remembered it was for a good cause and all was right in the world.
have you given blood? have you fainted? have you fainted during giving blood?
please tell me i'm not the only one! :)