Thursday, November 10, 2011
Making A Difference
For the past few years there have been times when I've tried to donate and my iron level has been too low so they've sent me away with the list of foods to eat that are rich in iron. I understand why they can't take my blood at that point but I'm always disappointed when I leave. Sure, I missed out on the stick of the needle and the slight pain in my arm the few hours afterwords, but I didn't get to contribute. I didn't get to make a difference and help save a life.
Today I am grateful for my iron level being high enough to donate! Thanks to lots of lentils, legumes and kale I was able to just barely make it over the threshold required to donate.