Last week I received a voice message from my son’s elementary school. The upbeat voice on the message said, “Don’t forget to come out and donate blood at the Northlake Hills MPR next week!” My heart immediately responded. So, I tucked the date away in the back of my mind.
Once inside the donation building, I was greeted very quickly. I was asked to read a booklet outlining how to donate blood. Then, I met with a blood donation counselor who tested my blood for its iron level. I was caught off guard by her positive response to the level of iron in my blood. “Wow!” The woman said as she read the results. “You tested at 17.1! Women are usually around a 12. You tested at a man’s level. What are you eating?” She asked. “Umm… I don’t know. Is that good?” I softly replied.