Just after this story aired on KUNR, friends who knew my history at United Blood Services asked if this story referred to me--but of course, they questioned that adjective "nice." Easy to find the story online, and yes, over a period of about 18 years, Edie took my blood for Garrett. Others donated for him as well. Though no fan of large needles, I strongly believe in donating blood, a way of sharing something useful that you already have. Covid-19 means fewer opportunities for mobile drives, but the need for blood never reduced. Vitalant took over UBS, and the process runs smoothly, with online opportunities to deal with paperwork and other record keeping issues.