Blood, type

For many, many years, I was a loyal blood donor for the American Red Cross and a local collection group called LifeSouth.  Then, it dawned on me that their relationship with me was very mistrusting, asking me the same questions every time, checking my arms for needle marks every time.

I decided enough is enough. I’m squeamish enough as it is and have a tough time trusting strangers to stick needles in my arm who didn’t have to answer any personal questions from me.

So I quit giving.

If they can’t trust me, then why should I trust them any longer?

Shouldn’t there be a loyalty program for regular donors?

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