Everyone knows that blood is thicker than water. But here are some additional things that are pretty thick: milkshakes. Jello-O. Reptile hides. Booties in rap videos. And of course, our bowels at the thought of being forced to give blood.
Yes, we’ll admit it: the two of us are absolutely terrified of donating blood. Maybe it’s the idea of being repeatedly punctured by syringes like some kind of human-sized juice box. Maybe it’s that crazy elevator scene from “The Shining. Maybe it’s the increased popularity of mopey, glittery, tween vampires (thanks a lot, Team Edward). For whatever reason, blood makes us… well, a little woosy.Which is pretty cruddy considering how important it is to give blood. After all, blood is a lot like a cable TV, you don’t realize how much you need it until you don’t have any.
Which might explain why offices around the world often do their part by conducting blood drives to try and collect as much of the red stuff as possible. Having had our own dizzy, queasy experiences with office blood drives, we thought it would make a great topic for this week’s HUMAN/NATURE comic. And sure we’re scared poopless at the thought of being sucked dry of our sweet, delicious plasma. That doesn’t mean we aren’t big fans of blood donation. Our advice: donate as often as you can.
After all, you can’t get blood from a stone, or a couple of wussies… but you can try.
Thanks for reading!
-Pol & Adam