Tuesday, May 19, 2009

A question about giving blood...

I was driving to work today thinking about the possibility of giving blood. I've never done it. Not sure why. I'm not entirely disgusted or light-headed when they red stuff has spurted out of my body in the past.

The thing I was wondering is if giving blood is healthy - for you - the person giving the blood.

Get rid of your old blood that's been surging through your body for 36+ years and have your body create new, fresh blood that revitalized. Like making Kool-aid in the summer - with insulin instead of sugar.

I'm curious if giving blood raises your life expectancy in any way too?

Hmmm, maybe that's a chapter for FREAKANOMICS BOOK 2: ELECTRIC BOOGALOO.

5 comments:

Matt App said...

Wait a second-you never gave plasma for beer? I swear you were there with me! Or do you mean doing it for the good of society, rather than for the good of your alcoholism? ha!

cbrown said...

Brad, give your blood to me. I'll keep it handy for the next time you need it.

Anonymous said...

I'm going to take your blood.

Your Finest Eimer said...

Trust me Anonymous, I don't think you'd want it. Unless, of course, you just want to kill me. Then, it's all yours.

Anonymous said...

All your blood are belong to us.