Yeah! Dotty, this is awesome!
Can I count, too? I just donated last week. I'm trying to get to a gallon, but frequent bouts of anemia cause my donations to be hit and miss.
I also donated platelets in law school, which was really interesting (two armed machine).
Anyone want to help but can't donate? Our Red Cross took blanket donations. When you give platelets, you sometimes get really, REALLY cold and they had a huge collection of fleecy blankies to cover you up with.
My dad hit the 4 gallon mark a few months ago, he's been donating for something like 34 years. (He's the universal, so he feels like he was "marked" to do volunteer work in this way.)
Yeah, Ehellions! (Hey, did you know there are between 10 and 10.6 pints of blood in the average human body?)