Colorful and pretty, that's me. It's an impressive bruise! However I should comment that I've been giving blood since 1988, over four gallons total, and this is only the second time I've had the "stop and restart" issue I described yesterday. The last time was in the early 90's, so I just want to be clear that it's rare. I don't want to scare anyone! Most of the time giving blood is boring and mildly uncomfortable, but not painful. And like I said: it sure beats bleeding to death.