I've been yammering at some people to get over their needle phobia and donate blood. Get over yourself and save a life.
I said I would, but I can't. They won't let me.
Then someone said her friend just started donating again.... she only had to wait a year.
So I went to the BloodSource website (the agency that does the collection for this area) and it didn't say anything about chemo being a lifetime ban.
So I called. NEW RULES...about 2 years old. As long as it wasn't melanoma or a blood cancer.... one can donate if one has completed treatment for over a year.
I have an appointment in an hour.
I've used a lot of blood in my day..... Now it is time to give some of it back.
You should too.
Addendum: It's official. BloodSource has a pint of my A Negative blood. I can donate again on Oct. 3.