Thank you to all those who were discussing giving blood in a thread before christmas! It inspired me to finally sign up as a doner and, earlier this week, I gave my first pint of blood. I have a wicked bruise/track mark on my arm, but nothing hurt (aside from the little scratch as the needle went it) and I felt fine afterwards. Actually, better than fine, I'm such a wuss usually that I felt very chuffed with myself.
So, thanks for the push, it isn't just my running that benefits from this community, you inspire me in other areas too