I was a little embarrassed when I realized that I hadn’t given blood in 8 months. I was initially trying to donate once every 56 days, but somewhere along the way, I lost track. This is a very hard thing to do when the American Red Cross calls me at least once a day to schedule a new appointment. While the Red Cross is a wonderful organization, they are also borderline stalkers when it comes to scheduling a follow up appointment. So, another pint down in honor of my sweet Mom!