Hey! If any one needs blood here I am!
We just finished blood typing in Physiology Lab and it has been confirmed that I am indeed O+.
As it has been explained, this means that I can give anybody my blood and I can have children (someday) without my blood attacking theirs. Delightful!
My lab partner (also a homeschooler) had O+ blood as well. It must be a homeschooler thing....
Noticing the rich red color of the clumped Rh antibody-attacked liquid, Stephanie commented that she'd like to paint her room that color. I immediately jumped away.... but I will accede that it was a beautiful color. I just wish we could look at it under the microscope.
Dr. Norris poked my finger for me. I don't know what is wrong with me but I've never been able to poke my finger for blood typing. I can poke other people. I can give shots to goats without a hesitation. I can even poke myself with needles and pins without a second thought. But I can't bring myself to use the lancet on myself. Ah, Well. Let's hope I never need an epi-pen or get diabetes or some other condition where I have to "needle" myself.
As an aside, I *adore* Dr. Norris. She has the strangest, dryest sense of humor I've ever encountered, besides being politically incorrect on purpose. Her best comment today was that a Dr. who would overlook Rh factor when giving a patient pregnancy counseling ,
"isn't worth his weight in salt!"
[I'm thinking that this is a cross between "worth his salt" and "worth his weight in gold"]