I already feel guilty and bad because I can't donate blood to those that need it. I have a heredity blood disorder called Factor 5 Lieden, a blood clotting disorder. When transfusing blood, the patient is more likely to clot anyhow, they don't need my already clotty blood on-top of the transfusion! I hated when my friends would do a blood drive and I couldn't participate in that way.
I found out I had it when I was 19, knowledge is power. My grandfather had it along with another blood disorder, polycythemia(sp?).
I fortunately have never had any issues or symptoms. But I can't take estrogen and if we travel for long distances, we have to stop every 3 hours or so to let me walk around and get my blood flowing.
Anyways. I just went ahead and rented the English version of my textbook. Hopefully I'll get it soon since we have a quiz on the 18th. Blah. We have 3 days of lecture and one of them was today where we spent maybe 20 minutes talking about the actual material. Next Monday, we don't have class.
We also have to write a paper on a influential person in medicine. Anyone have any ideas? My mom suggested Florence Nightingale. But I don't want to pick a person that everyone else does. Someone random would be good. :)