Sean and I gave blood today for Memorial Blood Center's blood drive at the St. Paul Winter Carnival.
We gave a pint of blood, then got a free pint of beer from Great Waters Brewing Company. Usually, my hemoglobin is too low, but not today.
I think it was totally a fair trade.
We were going to go ice skating afterward, but after meeting up with a friend of Sean's for our free beer, I was too cold. We decided ice skating will have to wait for another day.
Donating blood is something I want to start doing more frequently. A person is able to donate every 8 weeks and with so many places to donate in the Twin Cities, I think it is can be easily accomplished. Who knows? Maybe someday I need blood that someone else has donated. I'm just paying it forward early.
Seriously though, free beer for donating blood. Awesome.