My bid to return to the ranks as a blood donor was temporarily derailed today. I donated often through the 80’s and 90’s but for whatever reason, I stopped after moving to BC. (Getting tattoos played a small part in it.) But it seems my condition, supraventricular tachycardia (SVT), requires that my physician and/or cardiologist sign off, indicating that I am not physically at risk by donating blood. Although I have landed in the emergency room on occasion, this is not a serious condition and it doesn’t affect my everyday life. I understand the strict criteria for eligibility but I know my health will not be affected. So I will be making an appointment as soon as possible after receiving clearance from my doctors. You should too.