What do folks here think about blood donation? Is the consensus that it's not an efficient way to help people?

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Sure it is, if you are in the vicinity of a donation site on a regular basis anyway. Pop in, donate, read while doing so, pop out again. Warm fuzzies during pleasure reading time.

Warning, my opinion on this may be influenced rather heavily by the fact that I essentially don't notice the donation, nor do I mind needles.

0ilzolende5yMaybe it's not, but it's super-conspicuous and might be useful for reputation-building. Also, if you want to practice dealing with blood draws in a not-being-sick context it could be useful. (I haven't donated yet though because age restrictions.)
1DanielLC5yI don't think it's efficient. If you work for the amount of time you'd be spending giving blood and donate the money, you'd do much more good.

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