One of the most grueling things that I used to do was donate plasma. The actual donation was not difficult, but the screening was brutal. I’d answer the same 25 questions about my life and lifestyle each time I went. Because I couldn’t get a fingerprint to work, I have to be asked the questions by a technician.
Once that was finished, I’d have a finger stick. They’d take that little tube of blood-filled glass and spin it in a machine to separate the parts of the blood. Each part was then measured. Iron and protein rates were determined. I’d be weighed and my temperature, blood pressure and heart rate were taken.
They’d examine the inside and outside of my elbows and between my fingers. If I was bruised at the site of the last donation, or if one little thing was over the limit by as much as .1, it would be a no-go for the day. During the actual donation process, which lasted about an hour, plasma was separated from the red blood cells and the red blood cells were returned to me.
When you belong to Him, He makes you clean – by His perfect blood. Why is His blood important? Because the Holy Scripture says in Hebrews 9:22, “In fact, the law requires that nearly everything be cleansed with blood, and without the shedding of blood there is no forgiveness.” That’s why His blood was shed.
If you’re waiting until you think you’re acceptable before you come to Christ forget it! You won’t ever be acceptable on your own. That’s the amazing thing. His arms are open and waiting for you today…just as you are! Gwen~