Monday, June 16, 2014

Blue Monday - Bloodmobile

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I'm happy to report that my arm is no longer paining me. I've finished my therapy and am now doing exercise at home. I see the doctor later today.

Visit other Blue participants by clicking on their links and leaving comments. If it's too much for one day, come back later in the week. Be sure to wish them a Happy Blue Monday!
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Johnny captured this shot of our local bloodmobile bus. As you can see, it's three shades of Blue.

It can park most anywhere people gather so that donating blood is convenient. This time, it was parked in the Publix (grocery store) parking lot.



The slogan is, "It's About Life."



The following shots were taken by me when we spotted another bus (with different shades of Blue) parked in Walmart's parking lot.





The sign tells people who donate blood that they will receive coupons toward a lunch at a local restaurant.


I'm super scared of needles, so I must admit that I've never volunteered to give blood. How about you?

Happy Blue Monday!

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34 comments:

Annesphamily said...

Hi Sally! Coming over to say hi and share a few blues! Hope Johnny had a great Father's Day! You come up with the best blues always! Love these shots. Hope your week is wonderful!

SwedishCorner ~ DownUnder...Pernilla said...

Happy Blue Monday, Sally! Thanks for hosting :) Sharing our beautiful Aussie sky today. I'm kind of funny with needles...so no blood from me yet. Have friends who donate on a regular basis, so maybe one day... Blue hugs from Australia♥ ~Pernilla

Salmagundi said...

I'm sharing a little blue from Japan this week. My husband is a regular blood donor; but I'm always a little anemic, so they won't take mine. It certainly is a life saving program!! Sally

Jutta.K said...

Dear Sally,
i wish you a wonderfull
"Blue monday "
I hope, you are well.
My new post is online.
LG
Jutta

Gerald (SK14) said...

I gave blood when I was much younger but not now.

jeannettestgermain said...

Hubby did it for some time ago (years ago) - he forgot if it was in a blue bus:)

Jenny said...

Sally, Mr. Linky won't allow my Blue Skies post today at http://twotumbleweeds2.blogspot.com I get as far a picking a photo then nothing happens. I have some pretty Dutch Blues. xo Jenny

Wandering Wren said...

Such an important thing to give blood -I'm glad the bus was blue, not red!
Happy Blue Monday Sally!
Wrenx

Hazel Ceej said...

Blue buses are pretty. I have never donated or received blood ever, and I'm curious; fancy experiencing it. Will do it when I have a chance. Happy Monday, Sally.

Hannah said...

You always manage to find some new blues! The buses are quite different in color, I like the dark blue one better.

Rhonda Albom said...

Nice blue bus. I went for tiny blue bits this week, togs, laces, dresses and sky.

Anni said...

Well I'm certainly glad they are not blood red! Looks so much better in calming blue ...
My husband has been donating blood for more than 25 years now and one of my sons started as soon as he turned 18 (and was allowed to). I have been a bit anemic, so I haven't started yet, but I know my blood group is rare so I guess I will start as soon as I feel I have something to give.
Happy Blue Monday, Sally!

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

Sally,
Glad to hear that your arm is better!!

Thanks for the party!!

Hugs,
Deb

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

Sally,
Glad to hear that your arm is better!!

Thanks for the party!!

Hugs,
Deb

bj said...

As always, you and Johnny did GOOOD on your blues.
Thanks for being our sweet host for this blue party...:)
xoxo

Lina Gustina said...

I've donated a few times -long time ago. But since my life was saved by blood donors before and after my last surgery, I want to be a regular blood donor. I'll start in August -one year after the surgery.
The bloodmobile buses have nice looks. Here we have white ones.

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marshaleith said...

Sharing my favorite blue building in downtown Winnipeg....we have lots of lovely blue buildings here so many more posts to come...
Love your blue buses...we used to have dorky orange buses till recently

Sonja Hoyt said...

Glad to be back to Blue Monday! Thanks for hosting! So happy to finally see some blue skies here where I live. Hope you are having the same. :)

Sonja Hoyt said...

Glad to be back to Blue Monday! Thanks for hosting! So happy to finally see some blue skies here where I live. Hope you are having the same. :)

Nick V. said...

Glad to hear your arm is much better, Sally.
I have donated blood often and needles don't faze me.

Leovi said...

It is wonderful to share and donate our blood!

Ann said...

Nice catch there of the 3-shaded bus. My sisters MIL worked and retired from the KC Blood Bank and knew how vital these are.
Ann

Sarah~Magnolia Surprise said...

Even bloodmobiles can be pretty! I've given blood from time to time when I was younger but not in recent years.

LV said...

Running late again. Had an early appointment. We have those trucks around periodically, but I have never given blood. Not my thing.

DougPhoto2009 said...

Sally, extend Johnny a belated Father's Day greeting. Charming blue buses. Thanks for sharing.

Black Jack's Carol said...

So glad to hear you are feeling better. I used to give blood, but as I get older, worry that my blood is not quite as "strong" as it may have been in my youth. Thanks for hosting, Sally! Your blues are always fun to see.

evasmoodboard said...

very nice blues; happy Monday :)

Grantham Lynn said...

Cool Blue Sally.
My link is up now. I can't link till I get from work now.
Thanks for the linky!
Have a good week,
Sherry

miradordesign said...

Hi Sally, Happy Blue Monday!

I'm ever so grateful to people who give blood! I've needed transfusions a number of times due to my Crohn's.

miradordesign said...

Hi Sally, Happy Blue Monday!

I'm ever so grateful to people who give blood! I've needed transfusions a number of times due to my Crohn's.

Joy H said...

That is an awesome idea about giving out a dinner coupon to those who donate. Have a Happy Blue Monday!

Chubby Chieque said...

Sorry Sally...

I couldn't come in time yesterday. My surgeon won't released me so soon.

BTW, I was hospitalized and undergo surgery for a cervix cancer....

Hope you can visit me in a way and see that even in the hospitals in Sweden, they uses blue straps.

Njoy!

Arlynda Lea Beuterbaugh said...

"Smiling Sally" has been included in our Arlynda Lea's Sites to See #5. We hope this helps to call attention to your efforts.

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Grantham Lynn said...

Hi Sally hope your ok and had a great weekend. My post is scheduled for the a.m. but I can't link till I get home for work. Hope you have a great Blue Monday.
Sherry