I gave blood for the first time last week. A friend urged me to and something clicked - it was time. Turns out I'm O+, a very useful blood type. I found out my mom has donated over a gallon of blood! I'm inspired by her and eager to follow her example. It felt good to know I was helping people, but I'm not going to lie - someone bringing me snacks and drinks while I chilled in a quiet room was pretty nice also.