For my birthday, I was asked by the American Red Cross to start a blood donation campaign. I’ve given blood many times and it’s not really a big deal. Yes, you get a needle prick but we should all be VERY used to that by now! Be sure to be well hydrated and have at least a half hour to an hour of time to donate (depending on the volume of “customers” ahead of you!) The need is constant but with the recent hurricanes/tropical storms, etc., it’s needed now even more.