Tri-City Herald: Grading the Americans at midseasonDec 25, 2012 - 02:06 PST
By Annie Fowler | Tri-City Herald
It was Christmas Eve, and I had just arrived at the Red Cross in Richland to donate a triple offering of platelets.
A nice man was outside handing out samples of beef jerky, which were quite tasty. He asked how often I donated.
“Every 2-3 weeks,” I replied.
Did I get paid for my donation?
“No,” I said.
Then why do you do it?
“Because there are people in need, and I am able to help,” I told him.