"Help save some lives?” my doctor asked me, after discovering my rare blood type.
This question, which I’ve received countless times during blood drives at work or school, or routine trips to the doctor’s office, always leads to a slightly awkward exchange. “Sorry, I like boys!” seems a mismatched response to the question, “Care to save a life?” I’d love to do my part. My blood is useful. My blood is rare. Many donation centers even refer to my blood type as “liquid gold.” Some blood banks have created entire programs dedicated to reaching out to individuals like me to become regular donors.