Darryl R. Burt II
Today, Grant and I decided to help by donating blood for the first time in a very long time. Too long! My OneBlood tech helped me overcome my nervousness by promising me a pretty bow on my bandage!
Grant's folks, who are both regular donors, came along to donate as well. The kids took part by making thank you cards for other blood donors. The techs showed them the equipment and explained how it works. They said studies show that bringing kids to the blood bank encourages them to become donors as adults.
Both kids say they will donate some day ... but today, they were happy just to get the cookies and juice. :)