I used to donate blood, but not anymore. Chemo and all the IV's and shots that came with my cancer treatment turned my veins to asphalt. I get a blood panel yearly now and that's the only time I allow myself to be stuck.
“If ye love wealth better than liberty, the tranquility of servitude better than the animating contest of freedom, go home from us in peace. We ask not your counsels or arms. Crouch down and lick the hands which feed you. May your chains set lightly upon you, and may posterity forget that ye were our countrymen.” ― Samuel Adams