BY KYLE HUNTER
I recently donated blood for the first time. It was an interesting experience because, not only did I feel like I did something good, it also raised a lot of questions.
To donate blood, they stick you in the arm with a needle that is connected to a tube that takes the blood from your body to a collection bag. I was watching my blood flow into the bag when I wondered, if I am donating a pint of blood, how, where, and when will I replenish what I am donating to get back to my body’s normal supply of about 10–12 pints?