Like a little kid, I always enjoy the little juice boxes you get when donating. I love the apple juice and animal crackers you get in the US. In Lao, they give you a strawberry yogurt drink with a sponge cake. They laid me down on a comfortable bed and three of them stood around me while I gave blood. They kept smiling at me and made me feel so appreciated. I asked if any tourists come in here to donate and they said, “No.” It is quite unfortunate because Laos is in need of blood donors. I guess everywhere kind of is. I received a cute little shirt for donating and a “Khop Jai” Thank you and off I went with my next move to be volunteering with school kids to teach English for a few hours.