So we went earlier this week to go give blood. I passed all of the medical questions, and proceeded to the next stage which was to sit in the chair and be prepared for the donation.
Unfortunately, I do not have suitable veins that are accessible for me to be able to give blood. 3 opinions later and the nurse gave me the above declaration.
I am really disappointed, it’s such an admirable goal and I commend anyone who has done this or plans to.
Unfortunately, I just am unable to do this goal. 1 month ago
Already know the date for when they are coming to my area!!! :) 2 months ago
Happening for the first time next Saturday! 2 months ago
I’m wanting to do this with my friend, before she goes back to University for the new year. We’ve both set a date and tried to book an appointment, but unfortunately they don’t release these appointments until the day so we have to ring up early. I’m looking forward to this I think, if a little nervous… 2 months ago
How I did it: I tried three times.
The first time the doctor refused to take my blood because I was on heart medication and feared for my well-being.
So, for a few years I did not attempted it anymore.
second time was last year and I almost fainted: as soon as the needle
touched me, my pressure dropped low and I started sweating and went
pale..the nurse got worried and called a doctor.
My third attempt
was a huge success: everything went fine, I donated my blood and felt
great. Only for the remaining of the day and also the day after, I was
lightheaded and feeble. So I slept a lot but I guess that did me good.
BLOOD IS A GREAT THING TO DO AND MAKES YOU FEEL GOOD ABOUT YOURSELF AND
HOW HEARTWARMING IT IS TO BE WITH OTHER PEOPLE THAT SO GENEROUSLY DONATE
THEIR BLOOD. FOR A DAY, THE WORLD SEEMS A BETTER PLACE!IT ALSO MAKES YOU FEEL POWERFUL. I’M NOT A BELIEVER, BUT THANK GOD I’M IN THE POSITION TO HELP OTHERS RATHER THAN BEING THE ONE WHO IS IN NEED.I was given a donor card, so I’ll do it again in six months.
PS: in my country blood donation is for free. Read how I did it… 2 months ago
Just came back from the blood bank. The process was much easier than expected and didn’t take long. No pain and the whole thing went very well. It feels great and I am very proud of myself. When I entered the room some guy approached me asking whether I’m donating for a specific person or not. When I said no, he asked me if I could donate for a person he knows, 40 year old women. It was a good and enough connection with the person getting my blood. Would definitely do it again and hoping to make it a frequent task for me to do. 3 months ago
Denied because of a recent tattoo. Boooo. 3 months ago