Chiefs of Santaluces: Matthew Suarez

Marie Bobb, Staff Writer

“Donating blood can help many people in need of a blood transfusion or just have a shortage of blood to begin with. Sometimes the ladies who carry out the blood donating process aren’t the most skilled or most capable in this field. My first time donating was a nightmare illustrated into reality. I was in the blood drive truck waiting for the uncomfortable puncturing of the needle, and the woman misses my vein. My blood flow was pressurized ¬†and I began spewing blood in the truck. The lady passed out and nearly so did I. Long story short, think before you donate, and make sure you are aware of whose drawing your blood and make sure they are capable.”