Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Meet my "womb-mate"

My 9 minutes younger identical twin brother, Luther, and I both donated a pint of blood at the Red Cross blood drive on Monday afternoon at the Eagan Community Center. He earned a two gallons pin and I'm working on my three gallons pin.
Give blood. Give the gift of life.

17 comments:

  1. I admire both of you for your donations, but I REALLY admire his shirt. I know that you must have watched the game last Sunday; wish them well in the play-offs. A long shot, but wouldn't it be a kick if they made the Super Bowl without their longtime but long ago hero, Favre?!

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  2. i have been a blood donor for a long time but after i developed some trouble with my thyroid things changed. Keep up the good work! People dont realize how necessary these donations are.

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  3. I donated blood on Monday but I didn't have a twin to double the output. Has anyone mentioned that the two of you look kind of alike? :)

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  4. Thank you and your brother for your gifts of life.

    I have never heard of a twin referred to as a womb-mate. It is nice that yo are still so friendly after being cramped up together for so long.

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  5. This is such a great thing to do. Never thought about it much until I had my son and needed a blood transfusion - then suddenly I realised this blood came from another person who had no reason to do anything like this for me, but through their altruistic, unselfish action I was made better! Well done you!

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  6. My wife gave blood more than 25 times, I have never done so, which is not so good.

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  7. Way to go, you guys!! I tried to donate blood in August during a donation drive with my Rotary Club but unfortunately I was "deferred". I had just gotten a series of immunizations in preparation for my trip to Bali, so they said I had to wait a month. Will try again soon. I have to catch up! Thank you, Leif and Luther, for being blood donors!

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  8. Ah! Nice to learn that you both are such good guys!

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  9. It appears that Luther and «Louis» go to the same barber...

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  10. This is very good of you both!

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  11. We have these "kenketsu techo (blood donor notebook)" here in Japan and I've always wanted one...but apparently I'm anemic and have never had the chance to. Still want to someday though! :-)

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  12. Must be fun to have a twin! I can't bear to part with my "life fluids" but I'm appreciative that other people can!

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  13. Habt Ihr beide gut gemacht! Hat sich Luther die Haare schneiden lassen? Er sieht so anders aus!?

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  14. That is a very good thing to give blood! I can't do it, unfortunately, since I'm chronic ill - but I would have liked to do it if things were different.

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