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After CPR training and lunch it was finally time to leave Gainesville, and to do that all I had to do was walk though the door.

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But alas, the training was in a blood donation center and I couldn’t leave without doing my part to help.

It was time for… THE CHAIR.

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I haven’t given blood since my Air Force days, and it hasn’t really changed.

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The whole process took about 15 minutes and, thanks to the skilled person working on me, it was pretty painless.

I didn’t even need a band-aid at the end! Of course I got one anyway.

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She said that packet of blood was about a pound but I found I was down 3lbs when I got on the scale that night.

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You can see in the full body picture above I need to drop some weight but yea not like that.

I found it a little harder then normal to go up 10 flights of stairs the next day but other then that I was not effected.

so yea, it’s important, if you find yourself near a blood bank make sure to give a little huh?

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