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Do you donate blood??

And if so, is there a reason why you do? I give blood, have done since i was 16, and im 23 now. I donate because my brother is terminally ill and has to have loads of transfusions.and i know that by giving it, karma will make sure i have some if i ever need it :)

 
06Lilraysmom

Asked by 06Lilraysmom at 6:57 PM on Jun. 7, 2011 in Health

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  • I have donated blood for since I was legally able to do so at age 17. (so for 19 years) . I have never received money for donating. I do it because I can. My sister and mother are anemic and can not donate. My dad faints at the sight of needles. And now I am married to a man who can not donate as he has a blood clotting disorder. I have never thought about having it if I need it. I just think about those who need it now.
    layh41407

    Answer by layh41407 at 7:27 PM on Jun. 7, 2011

  • I do because I CAN. I'm O+ and not afraid of needles. I'm constantly getting requests to donate. It's not as easy to donate now that I have kids, but whenever I can I do.
    Rosehawk

    Answer by Rosehawk at 7:01 PM on Jun. 7, 2011

  • I would love to donate but I can't. My husband gives when ever he can.
    chaiteamomma

    Answer by chaiteamomma at 7:12 PM on Jun. 7, 2011

  • I used to until I lived in Europe and had to stop.
    Izsarejman

    Answer by Izsarejman at 7:18 PM on Jun. 7, 2011

  • And if you dont, whats stopping you?
    06Lilraysmom

    Comment by 06Lilraysmom (original poster) at 6:58 PM on Jun. 7, 2011

  • Rosehawk do you recieve payment for donating? Im in new zealand and we do it for love here :D
    06Lilraysmom

    Comment by 06Lilraysmom (original poster) at 7:05 PM on Jun. 7, 2011

  • Wowsies the lady who just put needle in just stabbed thru vein. Owwwies..
    06Lilraysmom

    Comment by 06Lilraysmom (original poster) at 7:15 PM on Jun. 7, 2011

  • I've tried numerous time over the years but was never able to because I'm very anemic, and I can't take iron tablets.
    meooma

    Answer by meooma at 7:23 PM on Jun. 7, 2011

  • My iron levels seem to be quite high for a woman, and i dont eat a hell of alot of meat
    06Lilraysmom

    Comment by 06Lilraysmom (original poster) at 7:25 PM on Jun. 7, 2011

  • My iron is too low plus I hate needles! But my husband does when he can!
    ILoveCade

    Answer by ILoveCade at 7:35 PM on Jun. 7, 2011

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