When this virus first arrived, the news was filled with horror stories of shortages. It saddened me to read of so much need and know there was nothing I could do. But wait. The Red Cross needed blood. Surely I could at least donate blood!
Off I trekked to the Red Cross website to find the nearest donation location only to find that I do not qualify. Despite being lumpy and chubby, I do not meet their weight criteria. (I am not underweight, I am just very short.) Even in this time of crisis, my gift is unwanted.
Bad girl. No cookie.
Did someone mention cookies?
To make sure my puppy remains happily plump enough to escape the Puppy Traffickers as well as donate blood…order a copy of Dream Our World!
In Dream Our World, Bitey and Toby visit the Museum of the Imagination where they insert themselves into the artwork. Plus, they get to enjoy a day of unsupervised fun because all the humans are banned from public spaces.
Dream Our World would make a great gift for someone stuck at home!
Dream Our World is available from Amazon.
I know just how you feel. What I wanted to do was sew facemasks to donate through the Joann Fabrics program. But their kits are limited and hard to get, and they can’t tell you what to order in terms of amount of fabric and elastic and interfacing to do it on your own. I sent e-mails and made phone calls, finally they said they just couldn’t figure out quantities for me.
I still help. I pray.
I couldn’t make masks because I couldn’t get elastic. It stinks when you want to help, but you can’t. I have been reaching out to friends that I know are alone. Perhaps friendly letters will make their days easier.
make ties! All you need are strips of fabric about 2 feet long, sew them to the corners just like you would the elastic, but use one on each corner. To make a simple mask, it’s a 9×6 rectangle, sew the ties or elastics in the corners as you sew the pieces together, leave a hole to turn it, make two or three tucks (I do better with just two) and topstitch it around. Easy peasy
HUGS… RE BLOOD DONNING.. I TOO CANNOT. AT 16 I STARTED MY APPRENTICESHIP T GUYS HOSPITAL IN LONDON. I DECIDED TO BE A BLOOD DONER EAST THERE. BUT.. THEY HAD TO GET THE CHIEF FELLA EACH TIME TO FIND MY VEINS. HE REFUSED FINALLY SAYING THAT ONE DAY I WOULD NEED THE VEINS AND HE WASNT GOING TO BE RESPONSIBLE FOR MESSING THEM UP MORE !! SO FATE DECRIED I WASNT TO BE A DONER, HOW TRUE IT BECAME. I HAVE HAD MANY MANY TIMES IN HOSPITAL.. AND MY VEINS ARE TERRIBLE !
Snowdrops, you must have the most unusual body on the planet! Knowing what you’ve gone through recently, I am glad that your veins are still available for your use.
Nice Ghostbusters reference! I got rejected too so don’t feel alone. Fine, just fine.
Thanks for noticing! I guess being rejected as a donor is more common than
There are dozens of us! Dozens!
In dog numbers, that’s like half the population! – Toby
Aw. Well you tried. That’s all we can do is try.
And we can continue to reach out and help people in safe ways. That’s very important! 🙂
YES, cookies…we all need some cookies! 😀
Cookies!!! (I feel like Cookie Monster.)
At least your heart is in the right place
Thanks. (And it’s still full of blood!)
My father, who was a WW2 veteran, would haunt me if I donated anything to the Red Cross – he would always tell how they charged the GI’s for stuff that had been donated to them. Look it up, it’s true.
How awful! How can people live with themselves when they do things like that?