Blood suckers can give blood

Having been called a blood sucking vampire by some close friends, I should show that I can experience the same thing.

Giving blood is a simple task, takes about 1 hour of your life, and has great benefits. Until one of the synthetic blood companies I see really takes off, this is the primary way we have of maintaining the blood supply.

As with most things I do, there is an ulterior motive. I also give blood for my own benefit. Males, and post-menopausal women do not have a biological method for removing toxins found in the bloodstream. Kidneys and Urea have only so much they can eliminate. By donating blood, and forcing the marrow cells to produce new blood, you are cleaning up what's in your body.

So, the secret's out. Even when I'm being generous, there's always something in it for me.