This afternoon Norm and I donated blood at the church! (and neither one passed out).
Last time I donated blood I was in college and passed out in the middle of class (actually in the bathroom though) and my friend had to drive me home. So with that in mind I was a tiny bit hesitant about donating today... only side effect: a little light headed-ness and a little soreness.
I think I just might be a regular blood donor (whenever possible) moving forward!