What A Few Weeks, I Am So Tired

From the Tornadoes in Middle Tennessee to Coronavirus the work of bringing in blood donors to Blood Assurance the blood bank I work for, has been noble work but damn I am tired. It’s been a very long few weeks. We are fortunate to have people coming in to donate a part of their life force to people most likely they will never meet. The need always continues. Blood can only be made by human beings. Science and technology haven’t figured that one out yet. To all who are working hard during this time may you find rest when you can. God be with you all.

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Tony "T-Bird" Burgess

Hi there, my name is Tony Burgess from Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA. I am a believer, bleeding-heart, idealist and blogger. I'm married to Laura and Cody is our dog. Daily I work for a blood bank. My blog is where I chronicle and curate the sacred, serious and silly things in my life. I am a member of The Episcopal Church. Thank you for connecting with me. Grace, peace, and love!

3 thoughts on “What A Few Weeks, I Am So Tired”

  1. Hello Tony, what you do is important. However part of the blood donation shortage is caused by bigotry and unscientific hate. I am an openly gay man in a long term 30 year relationship now legally married to my husband of all those years. In my youth I gave blood often, every time I was able. Now because I am a male who has sex with a male I am not able to give blood. My blood is not worthy for the US system but worthy overseas in other countries. I have been tested for all STDs including every few years an HIV test, which most straight people who are just as able to contract the diseases don’t do and I have always been negative. I wonder how many straight people who have multiple partners who are not automatically screened out of blood donation can say they same? There are a lot of people like me who would give blood as a civic duty, but we are denied do to prejudice. It makes us angry even more so every time we hear pleadings for blood donations due to a shortage. Hugs


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