Despite the fact that I hate needles, I donated blood today. This was only the second time since we moved to Minnesota in 2008 that I donated blood. I gave pretty regularly before we moved here, but once we moved I just never got around to it. Donating blood is not something I enjoy doing, but it is something that I feel I should do, especially considering that my blood type is O negative. I know that there are people who need my blood, and since I am healthy and can donate it, I am more than willing to put up with a little pain as long as my blood is wanted.