Give Blood; Get Rolls

Lakewood Ranch Blood Center is good people doing good work. I know for certain that they are patient people. I have terrible veins, but dutifully every couple of months, they focus their skills and aim the needle and successfully draw a unit of blood from me, units which go on to help people in crisis, often in life threatening situations. Others agree with me: Tracie in particular is the Phlebotomist from Heaven.

Tomorrow, Saturday, January 24, the center staff celebrates the opening of their new home at the northwest corner of SR-70 and Lakewood Ranch Boulevard. In addition to face painting and other activities for children, Cinnamental Bakers will be offering cinnamon roll samples through the entire celebration, from 11 AM to 3 PM or until the rolls run out.

As a special treat, IF you donate blood there on that day, you will receive a coupon from Cinnamental for free delivery on a future order of rolls.

We know all of this because Barb and I are Cinnamental Bakers, in case you did not know that.

So, if you come, look us up. We’d love to see you.

7 thoughts on “Give Blood; Get Rolls

  1. Anonymous

    “I have terrible veins…”Tip:Drink LOTS of water, milk and other liquid (except alcohol!) a few days before you are scheduled to donate. If you are donating on short notice, then start increasing your fluid intake from that point onward.The fluids will help to plump up your veins.Kudos to you and Barb, for supporting a great cause!Fiona

  2. Randy Greenwald

    Thanks, Fi. I do all of that, and it apparently helps. However, the phlebotomists still break out in sweats when they see me walk through the door…

  3. MagistraCarminum

    May I just say that I think this is discrimination? Giving rolls to people JUST because they give blood?! In my family, where blood was once upon a time given on a regular basis by two adults, now neither of us can give blood any more. So I can’t even ask for a dispensation to give blood abroad and still get the perks…{vbg}

  4. Gus/Adri

    Agree 100% with previous comment. My blood is not acceptable through no fault of my own. Requesting free samples from the bakers wouldn’t be a good idea for me either. Hubby and I gave frequently in the years we were able.Oh – and is the only reason the phlebotomists “break out in sweats” that they know about your lousy veins? Perhaps they also know your fear and dread of sharp objects. :-)–ae

  5. Randy Greenwald

    Calm down, legions of fans. We will be giving roll samples from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM to ANYONE who comes by. IF you donate, then we will waive the delivery fee on an order of rolls.However, as a special blog only special, anyone who comes to our table from Los Alamos, NM will be given a free tray of rolls. Promise.

  6. TulipGirl

    “However, as a special blog only special, anyone who comes to our table from Los Alamos, NM will be given a free tray of rolls.”What a deal!

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