Author: Declan Durcan

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Donated blood for first time




Donating blood for first time

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When I was younger I was afraid of only 2 things. Spiders and Needles. So I never gave blood, and would run like a little girl at the site of a spider. Thankfully I’ve overcome these fears. I hate bugs, and spiders eat bugs. That’s a good thing.

As for needles, I think I was partially scared of them because I associated them with getting sick, drug use, and disease. I think too many years in Catholic school had me brain washed.

Well the past few years when I went to give blood at various blood drives, for some bizarre reason I was turned away each time. Each time they had reached their capacity. Maybe more people in the NY area give blood or something.

So today I finally paid some of my debt to society. They tell me I saved 3 people today so I feel good.

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Prof whose ‘last lecture’ became a sensation dies –…

Prof whose ‘last lecture’ became a sensation dies – Yahoo! News
PITTSBURGH – Randy Pausch, the Carnegie Mellon University computer scientist whose “last lecture” about facing terminal cancer became an Internet sensation and a best-selling book, died Friday. He was 47.

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I’m sad to find out Randy Pausch passed away today. I think he was inspirational to many people


The Last Lecture