I gave blood on August 4th. It was the first time I'd given blood since I tried a year ago and my heart rate was too high. This time, there were no pitfalls. I was able to give blood successfully with no issues.
And then this week I get an email that says that my blood has been delivered. It went to University Hospital in Louisville, KY, to a patient in need.
I thought that was pretty cool. I liked the feedback. I mean, I always assumed my blood was being used by someone somewhere. But it's nice to know approximately when and exactly where. Just goes to show you (and me), I matter. I mattered to that person anyway.