Double Red Donation
When I checked in, I've never know anyone to be so happy about my height and weight. You see, if you're of a certain height and weight, you can give what's called "Double Red" or "Power Red" donation. That means a special machine will extract double the amount of red blood cells -- two units worth -- from your blood, but it returns your plasma and platelets, plus a bit of saline. Since red blood cells are the most frequently needed element of blood transfusions, this doubles the donation's potential impact. I didn't know this was an option.
If you're in good health and haven't travelled anywhere truly off the grid in the last three years, please consider making a donation. Here's a link to upcoming blood drives in the New York area if you're interested.