Comfort Castle Location: Rockport, Texas
Adventure Location: Coastal Bend Blood Center, Corpus Christi, Texas
The tech said that this new to me procedure would cost about thirty minutes and help a lot more folks than the normal unit of blood. So I agreed to do it instead. The final result is supposed to be a unit of plasma and a unit of blood donated. That sounded wonderful for an extra fifteen minutes of sitting in the couch.
Well things did not go just right. Over an hour later my release was obtained. At least the fluids got put into the bags for use. My right arm, in the past, has always given the techs trouble. Today was no different. Next time the left arm will be used.
The needle stopped flowing several times. A few heat packs were applied to my arm and shoulder to keep the blood flow going. The needle had to be manipulated four or five times to get the flow going again.
And afterward the puncture point did not want to stop leaking blood. So the pressure bandage was required to be on for a couple of extra hours. But when it was all finished, my reward was this Tee shirt.
Helping others is one decent way of trying to have tooooo much fun. TheOFM.