About the experience of giving blood. Well, since it was my first time it is of course a test run. But then I have no problem with either needles or the sight of blood so it seemed like a very good idea. Foremost, its just one small way of helping others and one of those things that in a nice way captures true human altruism. I wish we could learn more from such environments in our pursue for human centered technological advances. After a long stretch of thesis work, it is time to heal and heal others.