Sunday, January 17, 2010

Sunday, Bloody Sunday

Have you heard about Manic Mommy's third annual Virtual Blood Drive?

For the third year, Stephanie Elliot, aka Manic Mommy, is asking her readers to donate a pint of blood.

When you give your pint of blood, have your picture taken in the chair and email it to her. Every Sunday, she posts the pictures of the blood donors on her site. When it's over, everyone who has donated is entered into a drawing for some really cool prizes. Last year I believe there were a lot of gift cards given to winners, and the grand prize was a trip to a resort in Florida. I believe that most or all of the prizes are donated.

This year, the big prize is a round trip ticket on Southwest Airlines. There will also be other smaller prizes.

So, head on over to Manic's blog and read about the blood drive. Unfortunately, I am unable to donate, because I am severely anemic. And please don't tell me to take iron supplements or eat red meat. I DO. I am trying, with my doctor, to get the problem under control. And she has determined that yes, it IS an iron deficiency, and I asked my doctor if I could give blood, and she said no. Actually, she said hell no.

Since I can't donate, I thought the next best thing I could do was to make anyone who reads my blog aware of the blood drive. So please, click on over to Manic's blog and check it out!

Also, if you happen to have an "in" with Ellen DeGeneres, I'm sure Steph would love to hear from you. You'll have to head over there to find out what I mean. :)


Joann Mannix said...

Thanks for the link.

I, too, used to be anemic. I solved that problem with a hysterectomy, a slap-clapping, jig-dancing day in my life. I'd highly suggest it, the hysterectomy, that is. Also, the jig-dancing, because I've never felt better in my life.

MaNiC MoMMy™ said...

Shelley, thanks SO MUCH FOR THIS! I truly, truly appreciate it!! It's been slow-going this year so it's a great help for you to be doing this! Also, funny that you lived in AZ and now in CO because my husband travels to both those locations for work and both of those locations are possibilities for us in the future if we get relocated!!! He is in Denver all of the time (just there last week!) Anyway, thanks again for this and I'm going to tweet your link to get some readers over to your blog as well! You rock! Steph