The discussion about why giving blood is sexy began months ago, as I tested out the logic on a variety of female friends and co-workers. All agreed — there’s no doubt that dating (or marrying) a blood donor is definitely where it’s at.
My only wish is that I could give you five reasons. Maybe you can contribute a suggestion?
REASON 1: Because they are likely disease-free.
In order to be eligible to give blood, you have to have a pretty clean health history. That means you can’t be undergoing treatment for a variety of not-so-sexy STDs. But this reason isn’t a home run. There are still a few that you have to watch out for. Hey, at least we’ve screened out about half!
REASON 2: Because they are likely drug-free.
More good news. Blood donors can’t be IV drug users. What’s more, you’re ineligible to give blood if you’ve used illicit drugs in the past few days. So, if you’re looking for someone who cares about clean living, make sure to stop by our canteen.
REASON 3: Because they can take a little pain.
Giving blood isn’t always sunshine and bunny rabbits. There’s a finger prick and a needle poke and even though they don’t really hurt, I can’t promise you won’t feel anything. Bottom line: People who give blood are ready and willing to withstand a little discomfort. Ahem.
REASON 4: Because they care about others.
A blood donor is, at the core, a kind person. They care about saving the lives of strangers (3 for every pint donated) and are willing to do a good deed for no financial gain — just a warm, fuzzy feeling and maybe a cookie. They even show up when called…and who doesn’t think reliability is sexy?
Single men and women, I urge you to make a point of dating donors. And think seriously about becoming a blood donor yourself; someone may just be looking for you.
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