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do you donate.....

Posted by on Apr. 4, 2013 at 2:35 PM
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 blood?

i used to, pretty much as often as i could, but i haven't in awhile.  the last two times i tried to donate my iron was too low & i've been so busy lately it's hard for me to make the time to go to the redcross to do it.  i want to start donating again though.

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Rust.n.Gears
by Gold Member on Apr. 4, 2013 at 2:36 PM
I can't because of my anemia
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Leelee1008
by Alicia on Apr. 4, 2013 at 2:47 PM

no

Hannahsmommy816
by Platinum Member on Apr. 4, 2013 at 2:48 PM

i have done it twice, both times i have felt so sick afterward even after drinking oj and having pretzels, it takes a big toll on my body. my friend and her dh donate every 56 days or however long

lizzig
by Ruby Member on Apr. 4, 2013 at 2:53 PM

 i've always had low iron, as do many woman on my mon's side, but not low enough to be considered anemic.  it's definitely not fun

Quoting Rust.n.Gears:

I can't because of my anemia

 

ballerina.2006
by Silver Member on Apr. 4, 2013 at 2:55 PM

Nope. I donated once in highschool and ended up in the back of an ambulance and in the E.R. I haven't attempted since (this was about 8 years ago).

Dh donates when he can. We no longer have a blood bank in our area so he has to wait for the truck to make its rounds to our area.

lizzig
by Ruby Member on Apr. 4, 2013 at 2:57 PM

 oh wow!  that would definitely turn me away from donating again!

Quoting ballerina.2006:

Nope. I donated once in highschool and ended up in the back of an ambulance and in the E.R. I haven't attempted since (this was about 8 years ago).

Dh donates when he can. We no longer have a blood bank in our area so he has to wait for the truck to make its rounds to our area.

 

balagan_imma
by Bronze Member on Apr. 4, 2013 at 2:58 PM

I used to, but haven't in a very long time. They usually either don't like my meds, or where we've been traveling.

chicken13
by Silver Member on Apr. 4, 2013 at 3:40 PM

Never blood.  I donate platelets....which is not for the easily faint.  It takes 2 to 3 hours and uses a seriously large bore needle.

I'm a super producer.  Lol.  Which means my counts are on the higher side of normal.  So when they suck me dry they can usually get 2 good size bags. 

Elyssa414
by Bronze Member on Apr. 4, 2013 at 3:44 PM
I haven't in a while. I was really consistent about it after my son needed his transfusions, but I've just been busy and kind of forgotten lately. Thanks for the reminder!
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SweetLuci
by Luci on Apr. 4, 2013 at 3:44 PM

 I did for many years.

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