As promised in my previous post. I'm blogging about my blood donations. My goal to have 50 donations before I'm 40 years old. I might have a snag in that the next clinic close to my home is out of booking times for the next session. This means I can't donate until July. I'll probably keep checking to see if they have a cancellation.
Here is some more information that I've learned about blood donation in Canada. The person who puts in the needle used to always be a Registered Nurse. They no longer have RN's do this task, there is a new category of workers called Phlebotomists. If you read this news alert from the CBS site, they talk about shortages of staff, my guess is that there is also a cost savings over having to pay RN salaries for all parts of the blood donation service.
Here is a neat home-made video from someone wanting to promote blood donation. Check back here for updates on my progress towards my goal. Looking to book your appointment? Find a clinic and then call the booking number: 1-888-2-donate