I Gave Plamsa Today

Every time I give plasma, I will remember Dr. Drew

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Today I conquered one of my fears and I gave plasma.  I had been wanting to do this for awhile and I finally did.  I helped someone and I made a little money on the side, all in all a good deal.  I had given plasma many years ago and had a bad experience, so doing this was a big step for me.  I plan to donate twice a week.  It feels good knowing I am helping someone and making a little money.

We can thank African-American doctor Charles Drew for discovering the way to separate plasma from blood.  Ironically, he died from injuries he received in a car accident in North Carolina in 1950.  It is a myth that he bled to death because a whites-only hospital refused him.  He died because his injuries were so severe.  However, according to passenger John Ford, a blood transfusion may have saved Dr.  Drew’s life.

Every time I give plasma, I will remember Dr.  Drew.

Author: Stacie M Stark

Activist with 25 years of experience in human and animal rights and welfare. Specializing in children's rights and issues, LGBT rights, and companion animal welfare and rights. Member and always will be of Amnesty International, Best Friends Animal Society, and PETA. Mom, queer, vegetarian. Hello Kitty and Disney Princess collector. Cat lover. Sagwa fan. I want to live at the public library.

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