I donated blood today, any would encourage everyone else to do the same! This week is National Blood Week, you can often just head into your local center without an appointment. Process takes less than an hour, and you could help to save/improve 3 peoples lives; plus lots of free drinks, snacks, and stickers!
So go to Give Blood - do something amazing give Blood now and find your local blood donation center DO IT, NOW!
I try to give blood when ever they have a day near me, but there appointment times are not practical for 9-5 jobs.
I would do but I am in one of the many you cannot categories so am unable to.
I do however think that those categories in some cases are seriously outdated and not appropriate any longer.
I'm banned too... anaemia, but I used to donate and agree that anyone hwho can should be encouraged to do so
I am going on Monday for my 30th(ish) time...It's a chance for a nice lie down although now we have to sit in a fancy seat tipped back with legs in the air!
Banned here too. Only ever managed to donate twice and then picked up a permanent ban! My son, many years ago, was 'suckered' into going to donate to keep a couple of mates company. Neither of the 'mates' were able to donate but son was young, healthy and accepted! He donated his armful, went to get up and passed out.... He was so embarrassed that he's never been back.
Due in again tomorrow, my twenty-somethingth donation... do anything for a cup of tea, me. My record is something like 4m15s to squeeze that pint out, I'm determined to get below 4 minutes. It'll be my Roger Bannister moment.
@Alkaline - every session I've ever seen has run up till 8pm, so it may just be the session you keep checking - there might be one on a different rotation at a different venue in town that will suit you.
I've donated 4 times every year since I turned 17, then when they changed it to 3 times I was 21. I am now 27 and passed my 35th donation last week
They seem quite laid back when ever I go for one, only do the iron test and thats it.
I try to go as often as I can. Men can now donate 4 times a year.
Once a month for 20 years! not bad eh!
Have been a donor for a couple of years now - my next armful is due in August. 100% agree that you should donate if you can, you never know when you or someone you know might need it someday!
I'd also strongly recommend getting put on the bone marrow register (ask when you go to donate blood, they take a sample from your donation and send it off).
I used to be a regular donor until I had a transfusion myself, now they wont touch me. I miss my free tea and buscuits
My 10th is due soon, I like the Mario coin pickup sound when the machine gets going Always seems to take a while to get anything out of me, it has been known for them to start packing up around me and the lights going off! (I'm usually the last in)
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