General Chat Thread, Blood Donation in General; I donated blood today, any would encourage everyone else to do the same! This week is National Blood Week, you ...
13th June 2013, 07:16 PM #1
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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!
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13th June 2013, 07:17 PM #2
I try to give blood when ever they have a day near me, but there appointment times are not practical for 9-5 jobs.
13th June 2013, 07:30 PM #3
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I do however think that those categories in some cases are seriously outdated and not appropriate any longer.
13th June 2013, 07:52 PM #4
I'm banned too... anaemia, but I used to donate and agree that anyone hwho can should be encouraged to do so
13th June 2013, 08:04 PM #5
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!
13th June 2013, 08:08 PM #6
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.
13th June 2013, 08:42 PM #7
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.
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13th June 2013, 08:42 PM #8
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
13th June 2013, 08:45 PM #9
They seem quite laid back when ever I go for one, only do the iron test and thats it.
13th June 2013, 09:07 PM #10
I try to go as often as I can. Men can now donate 4 times a year.
13th June 2013, 11:17 PM #11
Once a month for 20 years! not bad eh!
13th June 2013, 11:47 PM #12
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).
14th June 2013, 09:15 AM #13
My local place takes bookings up to 7pm...
Originally Posted by Alkaline
I donate every time I can, not as much as I would like this past year due to having a new tattoo and being on tablets for stomach ulcer
14th June 2013, 10:05 AM #14
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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
14th June 2013, 10:13 AM #15
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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