This is what 17 Gallons looks like

I have been donating blood to the American Red Cross since I was 18 or 20, in the intervening years, I have been doing so at the rate of between two and six times a year.

At this point in time, I have donate over 17 gallons of blood; one pint at a time (8 pints in a gallon x 17 gallons = 136).

Yep, that’s quite a bit of blood, especially considering that the average human body has some 5 to 6 quarts (about a gallon and a half) in it at any one time.

Here are some of the (many) pins I’ve acquired over the years from donating blood.

Yeah, I was pretty impressed by that too.

The Perfessor