Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Blood Donation #39

Today I made lifetime blood donation #39 at the Kansas State University Student Union. Doesn't look like I'll ever catch my age at this rate. Can't believe that it has been over a year since I last gave blood (at Gallifrey One in 2012), but things got a bit crazy in my life in May 2012 and I wasn't feel up to giving blood at Gallifrey One last month. I decided that I would do it when they called me a few weeks ago about this blood drive. Despite memories of the horrible process they had going on the last time I gave the KSU Student Union, where they were running two sets of numbers, red/black...but only calling the number, and only checking that the right color was coming up sometimes. And, the number sequence was only like 10 36, black 45, red 46.....wait...I have red 38, why'd you skip me and the people sitting around me. Including a bunch that have given up waiting and left. Which I considered doing as well. But, this time, I was thrown by walking into the room and no lines and no volunteers to direct people to chairs...though eventually I found a chair and was then joined by another person that I had passed earlier in the hallway searching for the waiting area as well. But, soon I was called and got processed. Hopefully this no waiting will continue forward now. Wonder if there'll be another donation in me this year....

Tuesday, December 04, 2012

Narcolepsy on Discovery Channel Featuring Julie Flygare

This Saturday, December 8, 2012 at 8 a.m. (EST) - Discovery Channel airs Narcolepsy: New Strategies for Diagnosis and Treatment, featuring my story, along with a panel of experts and a second patient perspective. The program will air a second time on Saturday, Dec. 22, 2012 at 8 a.m. (EST). 

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Blood Donation #38

This is probably the weirdest place I've given blood now.... I gave blood today at Gallifrey One!

This brings my lifetime total to 38.

Wonder if I'll come back next year to give again....