Friday, March 27, 2009

O Positive

Almost Universal, as Travis calls himself.

Travis brought home another one of these T-shirts yesterday. I think this is his fifth? I'm not sure there's a rhyme or reason to when they hand them out, but he's certainly been going long enough to grow a collection. He's been going like clock work since we moved here.
They have a building across the street from the dental school. In the first years, it wasn't inconvenient because he could study. Now, when "the vampires" (Travis' terminology) call every 8 weeks to remind him they "really need his kind of blood right now" (that would be always), he goes in. Actually, I think he even puts it in his calendar when he's due! Once when he was in they even rushed his donation immediately to a hospital to use right then!
Not once have I ever donated blood (actually, I pretty sure I'm O positive too), and here Travis says yesterday he noticed his paper there said he's over 2 gallons now! Interesting imagery when I think of the gallon jugs in my fridge. Hmm, that makes a humorous leap in my head to Twilight...

4 comments:

Mom said...

Your mother is 0 positive but I believe you are A positive like your dad.

Mom said...

Did you know your dad actually did a paper on blood types and heredity in law school? I wonder if he still has it. He said it was fascinating (probably the research as opposed to the actual writing.)No computers with all their info then either.

Melinda said...

I faithfully gave blood from 18 to just before I was married...then after I was married I got a blood transfusion and can't be part of the club anymore :( Way to go, Travis!

Mindy said...

Prone to passing out, you won't find me nearby.