I am seventeen years old. Before I donated blood I was extremely nervous because I had heard stories that people have passed out or a nurse missed their vein. After donating for the first time last year I realized it was not as bad as my friends and others made it seem. Since then I always try to donate when I can. I donate blood because it is a good cause that helps out others who are in need.
"I have been donating blood regularly since high school. At that point, for me, a "regular" donation was maybe 2 or 3 times a year when I thought about it. I just…"