January is National Blood Donor Month. The need for blood always spikes around the holidays, and January is a good time for hospitals to “top off the tanks” of their reserves. If your blood type is O-negative, you’re a universal donor—people of any blood type can receive O-negative blood—so please consider donating. Similarly, AB-negative, B-negative, and AB-positive are the three rarest blood types, so if that’s you, your donation is definitely needed.
Now that the PSA is done, isn’t it interesting how many things we attribute to being “in the blood?” Historically, nobles believed that their “blue blood” was actually a superior strain to that of “commoners,” which gave them the right to rule. And when we have a particular gift or obsession, it’s because “[blank] runs through our veins.” Sports fans claim that they bleed their team’s colors. We use the word “sanguine” to describe someone who is optimistic, and that has a direct root in Hippocrates’ four bodily humours theory, where having more blood than bile made a person more positive.
If you want to announce the makeup of your blood, we have mugs for you!
Coal was the backbone of our industrial growth. While it might not be as necessary any more, it’s still important for certain applications.
If you always expect the worst, you’ll never be disappointed. You may not have a lot of friends, either.
Programming is one step removed from wizardry, as far as I’m concerned.
The United States is a nation of immigrants, and we all enjoy bragging about our lineage.
Even though this post started with the same idea, there is a cutoff point. Some people, though…
This is just a few of the blood-related mugs we have. You can also browse through our entire collection to find fun and funny mugs for all occasions! Remember, U.S. orders of two or more get free shipping!