I have put out the reminder before, and know that some of you have very solid reasons for not donating blood. But those who can should get back into the habit. You can save time by doing Double Red, which is every 112 days instead of 56 so all your travel time and filling out forms averages out to only half as much. The actual time sitting there bleeding in is twice as long, however, because you are donating twice as much and they are replenishing your fluids after each batch.
It's even better now that there are podcasts and headphones and you don't have to listen to the music or watch the TV that they think is least offensive to the group. Pioneer Woman cooking show is pretty frequent here.