Same experience. I still give occasionally but only when they come to my employer.I donated blood one time, because I finally had time to do it. The process was great and easy to do. Then they started hounding me relentlessly…..about when am I coming back in to give more blood. They have totally turned me away from donating any more blood. They were worse than any telemarketer.
In light of my recent blood work coming back good, I decided I want to start donating blood. Made my appointment for this Sunday at the American Red Cross in Athens. I had always wanted to before but was afraid of the needle. The blood they took from me the other day didn't hurt one bit. Donating blood is a good deed but also has health benefits for the donor like lowering BP, clots, stroke and heart attack risks, and improving mental health. Also, I'm curious what my type is. I go to Athens pretty regularly so I plan on trying to do this every 2 months.