‘Be Nice to Me, I Gave Blood Today’

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There is a TV, but mostly I just watch my blood. It travels from a needle stuck in the crook of my right elbow, the arm with better veins, into a tube, down into the clear bag that is being hugged by a cradle that rocks, then jerks, agitating its contents, stopping the clotting. Rock and wiggle. Rock…

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Rose George

Rose George

Rose writes books and journalism about the unseen, ignored or under explored. Topics: refugees, sanitation, shipping, periods, HIV, all sorts.