It started out as a normal day besides that fact that it is frigidly cold, the temperature on my computer reading 29 degrees as I left for class. After lunch, I had a meeting with the Office of Career Development to discuss the Externship Program. In case you're unfamiliar, the Externship program allows undergraduates to shadow a person in their field (typically a Stevens alum) for a day to get a feel for what their career looks like. I will be travelling to the Colgate plant in Morristown over winter break.
After the meeting, Lauren (my identical twin sister in case you forgot) told me that she was going to give blood for the blood drive that the fraternity Alpha Sigma Phi was sponsoring. Truth be told, I did not want to give blood. My track coach from high school got me paranoid and scared to give blood, telling us that we would not be able to compete or train as well for the next couple of months. Regardless, she was determined to give blood, so I decided to suck it up and take one for the team and give blood as well. Figuring out if we could even give blood was the first ordeal we encountered; traveling to Argentina in August with the field hockey team and figuring out where exactly we went prompted me to call my mom and look up the itinerary that she saved on her computer.
After that was figured out, I started filling out questions with the nurse. Before I knew it, I was on the table giving blood. The nurses told me that Lauren couldn't give blood next to me just to ensure that if any records were out of order, that our blood would not be mixed up. Next thing I know, I see Lauren standing up next to me looking unhappy. She glumly told me that her iron levels weren't high enough, and she wasn't allowed to give blood.
Literally, THE IRON-Y! Here I am giving blood when she was the one that convinced me to do it and she herself wasn't cleared to give blood because her iron levels were too low.
Moral of the story #1: Giving blood isn't that bad.
Moral of the story #2: Don't let your twin sister convince you give blood, because by a twist of fate, you will be the only one giving blood haha.
Moral of the story #3: Edward Cullen will not come even if you do give blood. In case I have any Twilight fans reading my blog, I just want to throw this fact out there. I love the book! I really was hoping that Edward Cullen would appear as I was giving blood.