The title of this entry refers to my blood type. With that in mind, I can donate blood and help save lives. To this day, I have made 3 blood donations. The first blood donation saved 1 life, the second saved 2 lives, and my third has results still pending. 1 week ago
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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. 3 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… 3 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… 4 months ago