After dropping my son off at daycare this morning, I went and gave blood at a Katrina relief blood drive. It took maybe 45 minutes and didn't hurt a bit. I would like to challenge all US members to stop talking about how awful it is or how awful/wonderful the Government response has been, and to go give blood yourself. Make a charitable donation as well if you can afford to, but everyone can "afford" to donate blood. Then feel free to resume talking about how awful the Government response has been.