Key chains got me thinking of the free little key chain flashlight that I got for donating blood last month. The Red Cross sent me another postcard this week saying that if I donated now, I'd get a free long sleeve t-shirt. Darn, I let them take my blood for too cheap. I'd donate again if I didn't have to wait the required 8 weeks. I have bunches of crappy free stuff that they've given me for my blood, but now when it's something good I can't even go. Boooo.
Is it sad that part of the reason I donate blood is to get the free stuff? I'm guessing other people are that way too, otherwise they wouldn't keep offering gadgets for blood. I wish they would stop sending quite so many solicitations for the red, but I guess I understand.
If you haven't given blood before, and you are healthy, you really should. It ain't so bad; and it might really save somebody's life.