After my year-long deferment resulting from my trip to the Dominican Republic, I was finally able to donate blood again today.
The whole process takes about 45 minutes, depending on how long I have to sit in the canteen area. Or in some rare cases, lie down on the Cot of Shame.
To donate the pint of blood, however, only takes 5 minutes and 41 seconds. That wasn't even enough time to take a nap.
My iron count was excellent, my blood pressure was excellent, and the woman didn't bat an eye when I lied about my weight.
Even my veins cooperated today, and she only had to stick me once.
And boys and girls, I learned this week what the most commonly shoplifted item is. It isn't condoms, which was my guess.
What do you think it is?