Whoa! Some great donations under the wire! Y'all are AMAZING! Mr. Drifter and Mr. and Mrs. snowfire, WAY TO GO!!! Thank you so much for donating! And StarDrifter, thank YOU for having a super husband and for coming here to let us know that he donated. Definitely adding y'all to the tally.
Cutejellybeen, first of all, I wanted to say I'm so sorry for your loss. I send you a cyber hug. You are O-? Oh, they so need your blood! I'm excited you're going to give! You are going to be such an incredible help to someone who needs that precious blood! Be sure you update this thread when you are able to give, ok? In the meantime, though, you can still do so much to help! There are a ton of things you can do - from posting about donations on a Facebook page or telling a friend about donations or getting involved in your local donation efforts there or....... The options are endless! And they're JUST as important as actually donating! So let us know what you do.
I think we have a thread in the Coffee Break folder on tips for your first donation. I'll bring that up for you, ok? You might be able to find something in there that helps you.
Redwing and Just Lori, the stories of people who are actually benefitting from the donations really touch my heart. It means so much to hear that this really is an important thing to be doing and that someone is really becoming stronger because of the donations. Thank you so, so much for posting your stories. It's easy to feel like it's all in vain, but you're showing us that it's not at all.