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Do you/have you donated blood?

Posted by on Apr. 5, 2013 at 8:38 PM
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why or why not?

the red cross comes to my job so it is super convenient, I donate 2x a year when they come.  I cannot say I would do it as often if it was not so convenient (as a FTWM to 2 small kids, my time is stretched very thin as it is)

how about you?

by on Apr. 5, 2013 at 8:38 PM
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momma-flynn
by Platinum Member on Apr. 5, 2013 at 8:41 PM
I try to donate every quarter. I use to go to the bus that would come to church. The last time I donated I went to the actual center & it was a much better experience.
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misskriss10
by Ruby Member on Apr. 5, 2013 at 8:41 PM

I tried in high school but I didn't weigh enough. And now I can't because I got a blood transfusion after my c section. I volunteer when the red cross comes to our local community college though. 

MrsApple
by Gold Member on Apr. 5, 2013 at 8:41 PM

I don't donate as often as I'd like but I have donated several times and will continue to.

mem82
by Platinum Member on Apr. 5, 2013 at 8:42 PM

I try but I'm always slightly anemic.

bchic24
by Gold Member on Apr. 5, 2013 at 8:42 PM
I donate whenever I can. I haven't been able to in a while. I'm always either pregnant or waiting a year because of a piercing or tattoo. I plan to again after this baby is born though.
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angie729
by Ruby Member on Apr. 5, 2013 at 8:42 PM

I donate often. I also volunteer with the Red Cross helping with blood drives.

Ali32
by Platinum Member on Apr. 5, 2013 at 8:42 PM

I've donated a few times but it has been years since I last donated. 

jojo_star
by on Apr. 5, 2013 at 8:42 PM

Nope, I don't, not anymore. I did, one single time, and the person would did it was horrible at it, and ended up tearing my skin while wiggling the needle around to get a strong blood flow. I never went back.

ImNotKarl
by Also Not Paul on Apr. 5, 2013 at 8:43 PM

I do not and have not. I have severe trypanophobia and it would not be safe for me to do so.

norahsmommy
by Platinum Member on Apr. 5, 2013 at 8:43 PM

yes because I have a weird blood type and if I don't get my exact blood type I'm a little screwed.  I like to give back. 

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