That’s because this post isn’t about the usual definition of blood money — money or other compensation paid by an offender (usually a murderer) or his family group to a victim’s family or kin.
THIS would be $$$ paid to me for giving blood. And to think all those years that I donated to the Red Cross for FREE, and there wasn’t even a sale, like this one . . .
YES, that’s right, donate blood and be eligible to win $3,000 that’s what the poster advertising this drive at a local church stated. So that’s where I went yesterday afternoon.
It seems this offer of inning cash appealed to LOTS of other folks — NO surprise ! There was a
waiting line to get asked a lot of questions, get a finger prick, and have a large needle inserted in your arm while you bled into a plastic sack. Then, there was that colorful gauze wrapping even though I was hoping for something in orange, as it’s a bit early for holiday colors.
OR, maybe it was the Rewards offer that packed folks in. That’s right, the Red Cross has a Rewards Club too.
Truth is even without the cash drawing or rewards, I would have donated. I’m guessing most other folks would have as well.
Getting a chance to win something is always nice too.