As promised, albeit a bit late, here is the update on my blood donation, which took place on March 14th.
It was definitely a unique experience, but not at all unpleasant. A bit time-consuming — but then at my age, I’m rarely fettered by a calendar full of appointments! 😁
Later that same day, I received my Blood Donor “app,” which included the results of my “COVID-19 Antibody Test.” I was very happy to see that I was “Reactive+” — indicating my “antibody levels were detected at levels high enough that my plasma could be used as convalescent plasma.”
(YES!! The COVID vaccines were working!)
Then on April 14th, I received an email message that said my “blood donation was sent to Trios Southridge Hospital in Kennewick, WA to help a patient in need.”
I’ve been notified that I’m eligible to donate again on the 9th of this month. I’m planning to make an appointment … and hope to make this event a regular part of my “busy” schedule.
To those who commented on my last post that you “used to” give blood and are considering it again … I hope you followed through! It’s a worthy thing to do.