What are some common situations when blood donations are needed? Have you every donated blood, and if so, what was the experience like?
"have bad blood between people" = have bad or unfriendly feelings
"Oh, don't invite Sarah and Amber to the party. There is a lot of bad blood between them, and I don't want there to be problems."
"be too rich for my blood" = something that is too expensive for you
"I really like that car, but it is way too rich for my blood."
A. Listen to the recording and answer the questions.
. . . over 40,000 blood donations are needed every single day in the United States alone . . .
About 9.2 million people donate every year in the US.
Sometimes people don't donate out of fear, but the process is relatively simple following a four-step process.
Sometimes people don't donate out of fear, but the process is relatively simple following a four-step process: registering, getting your medical history checked, donating, and having some refreshments (food and drink that you are given right after you donate to replenish your fluids and energy).
And once you donate, you have the ability to donate red blood cells every 56 days.
Try this activity to practice the vocabulary from the conversation:
Have you ever donated blood? If so, what was your experience like? If not, what are reasons for not doing so (health condition, age, medical history, etc.)?
Use the Internet to answer these questions?