Tag: blood

Vampires 101

In the spirit of Hallowe’en, I figured it would be kinda fun to explore the topic of vampires. I actually took a course in college about vampires (honestly!…gotta love electives), but that focused more so on aspects of vampires in the media- things like Interview with a Vampire, or Bram Stoker’s Dracula. What I was more interested in exploring (more…)

Giving Blood…

Blood: It's in you to give
Blood: It's in you to give

Ok, so it has come to my attention that if you have had an alcoholic beverage within 48 hours of the time you arrive at the blood bank you are not allowed to give blood. I don’t know…doesn’t that sound ridiculous to anyone else? As I said to the person who told me this, I think a person dying on the operating table who needs blood won’t care that they (more…)