Blood Glorious Blood

1 04 2009

I went to give blood yesterday, its the 2nd time that I have done it. Portsmouth Guildhall was full of people, and for those that had walked in there was an hours wait, luckily I had booked, so didn’t have to wait too long.

My blood was checked for Iron, by the sink test (The more Iron you have the quicker your blood sinks). I have a lot of Iron apparently, must be all of the Guiness I drink. So I made it to stage 2 where I actually had to donate my blood. Last time this took ages to do, I must have been having a slow blood day, but this time, I was racing another guy to finish the pint. He even had a head start on the green flashing light, but I caught him up. There is nothing like having a competitive streak.

Anyway, good deed done for the day I went back to the office with my “Be nice to me, I gave blood today sticker” (It didn’t work), and then went to the pub for the Tuesday evening pub quiz, where we came spectacularly last.

Tacky the Dog was returned to my room last night, and has since been put in the microwave for The housemate to find when he is making fajitas tonight.