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Question: Do you donate blood?

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Yes .. please share

No .. why not?

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Total Votes: 65

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Time Out for You

by on Nov. 23, 2013 at 2:01 PM
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by Emerald Member on Nov. 23, 2013 at 3:03 PM

Aww then yes  that really is terrific :)

Quoting SRUsarahSC:

Hubby is the same blood type and he goes regularly.  My mom would have died without a transfusion when she was 21 from a burst ectopic pregnancy so our whole who can donate does.

Quoting hugss:

Aww well least you tried :)

Quoting SRUsarahSC:

I used to, am B positive type which they liked, but I pass out every time and my doctor recommended I not do it unless there is a massive shortage in my area.




NDADanceMom
by on Nov. 23, 2013 at 3:23 PM

usually 4 times a year.  I just gave birth monday so I havent in a while

Quoting hugss:

Aww that is awesome!
How often do you do that?

Quoting NDADanceMom:

I am a universal donor.  My O- blood is given to people in critical situations when they do not have time to type the patient.



quickbooksworm
by Silver Member on Nov. 23, 2013 at 3:43 PM
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I'm not sure, its just more than I weigh. I think its 110.


Quoting hugss:

What have they increased it to?

Quoting quickbooksworm:

I used to. They increased the weight limit and I don't weigh enough now.



weakestchimp
by on Nov. 23, 2013 at 3:44 PM
i was a card holder for 15 yrs...??pints??
last 2x's they collapsed my artery....needle all way thru
im gun shy now..
pinkcoffeecup
by Gold Member on Nov. 23, 2013 at 3:52 PM

No. I'm chicken shit of the needle. One time did donate.  They stuck me hard enough it hurt good. Then later on got a black and blue spot where they put the needle in to take my blood.  I never went back.  Dh cannot donate. He has MS.  They said they don't know how people get MS. So they can't use his blood.  He used to go regular to donate. Even donated platelets for heart patients. Till he got the MS diagnosis.

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by Emerald Member on Nov. 23, 2013 at 4:18 PM

Congratulations, how exciting ;)

Quoting NDADanceMom:

usually 4 times a year.  I just gave birth monday so I havent in a while

Quoting hugss:

Aww that is awesome!
How often do you do that?

Quoting NDADanceMom:

I am a universal donor.  My O- blood is given to people in critical situations when they do not have time to type the patient.




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by Emerald Member on Nov. 23, 2013 at 4:19 PM
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Oh ouch :(
Don't blame you ..

Quoting weakestchimp:

i was a card holder for 15 yrs...??pints??
last 2x's they collapsed my artery....needle all way thru
im gun shy now..


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by Emerald Member on Nov. 23, 2013 at 4:19 PM

Aww well then you have good reason not to ..
Hugs to you both :)

Quoting pinkcoffeecup:

No. I'm chicken shit of the needle. One time did donate.  They stuck me hard enough it hurt good. Then later on got a black and blue spot where they put the needle in to take my blood.  I never went back.  Dh cannot donate. He has MS.  They said they don't know how people get MS. So they can't use his blood.  He used to go regular to donate. Even donated platelets for heart patients. Till he got the MS diagnosis.


Angela4boys
by Bronze Member on Nov. 23, 2013 at 4:24 PM
I use to, but can't anymore due to a type of fungal lung infection I got while living in AZ. I have also been the recipient of a transfusion, so thank you all who do donate...if it didn't save my life, it sure felt like it did.
emtgirl885
by Silver Member on Nov. 23, 2013 at 4:27 PM
I donate plasma, not blood
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