Sunday, March 18, 2012

blood donor shirts??

These were the 7 shirts I got yesterday at the thrift stores.  I have a whole bunch more that I have picked up over the past 4 months or so.  I have actually given blood once, about 5 years ago.  I liked it, but it made me really faint.  I want to do it again, but have never made the time.  Since I am a teacher, they come to my high school twice a year.  The trouble is, I don't have enough time to give during my prep period.  It takes about an hour to do and by the time I'm done, I'm really exhausted and then I'm expected to keep 30 kids busy  and keep them from killing each other.  They can smell weakness.

Plus, with all of the migriane medicine I'm on, I'm not so sure they want my blood right now.  I'm hoping to be able to give blood again one day.  By wearing all of these funny blood donor shirts, I'm hoping to encourage my students to think about giving blood one day.  Most of my students aren't old enough to give blood yet.  You have to be at least 16 years old.

These shirts are going to be made into a quilt for the lady who organizes the blood drives every year for our school.  She works really hard to get everything organized.  I hope she likes the quilt.  I was hoping to get 12 shirts.  I think I might have to dig into my own stash.  Blood donor shirts are pretty easy to come by at the thrift store :)

1 comment:

sue niven said...

Quite brilliant! I used to give blood regularly until one day when they had difficulty getting some, it was literally drip....drip....drip, and then I could not do it any more. Great T.shirts!