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Give Blood!

I did today and I feel great about it!!

I think everybody should. It helps save lifes like mine.

I was in an auto accident back in 2003 and if it had not been for people that give blood I would be dead. so GIVE BLOOD PLEASE!!


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Old January 1st, 2008, 5:31 am
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I did today and I feel great about it!!

I think everybody should. It helps save lifes like mine.

I was in an auto accident back in 2003 and if it had not been for people that give blood I would be dead. so GIVE BLOOD PLEASE!!
Thanks for the reminder - I became eligible again on Friday. Maybe there is a blood drive tomorrow.


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Thanks for the reminder - I became eligible again on Friday. Maybe there is a blood drive tomorrow.

Glad I could help


and you could always just go to your nearest blood bank.


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Old January 1st, 2008, 6:05 am
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I donated blood for the first time this past summer. It felt good to know that something so simple could save several lives.


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When I donated toay I saw that someone has donated 26 GALLONS of blood in their lifetime.



now thats a LOT of saved lives.


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I just finished 20 gallons this year.


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Old January 1st, 2008, 6:33 am
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you must donate the max times a year sence you were first able to then huh?

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I too have donated many, many gallons of blood. Back in my early days of donating I learned that my blood type (O neg) was used in emergency situations involving babies. So that was a huge reason for me to donate....although I'm happy when I can help anyone, regardless of their age.


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see I LOVE seeing posts like this. People trying to help people.



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see I LOVE seeing posts like this. People trying to help people.



adorable girls BTW^^^^^
Thank you Potter Fan! I'm so glad that someone saved your life.

Blood donation means a lot to me too! Two of my girls needed an emergency transfusions when they were about 2 weeks old. My husband was a match for one and I was a match for the other, but they refused to let me donate because I had just given birth. At first I was a little angry, because I wouldn't know whose blood my daughter was given and I wanted to use my own. Shortly afterward I almost hemorrhaged to death and almost required a transfusion myself...I understood then why they had regulations. So I was and still am thankful that a stranger had donated their life's blood to save the life of my daughter. Thank you whoever you are!

Please don't just stop at donating blood...donate your bone marrow and organs too.


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Old January 1st, 2008, 1:33 pm
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I thought you weren't allowed to give blood if you had had a transfusion? I'm not allowed to anyway, I'm too thin apparently.


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I thought you weren't allowed to give blood if you had had a transfusion? I'm not allowed to anyway, I'm too thin apparently.
Depends on how long ago the transfusion was.....Mine was back in 2003 so now all the blood in my body is once again all my own.


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Old January 1st, 2008, 4:29 pm
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It's different in the UK. Here you can't give blood if you've received it anywhere in the world since 1980. As well as a whole host of other things.


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Old January 1st, 2008, 5:01 pm
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I've given almost 3 gallon in the past but had to start taking a blood thinner for awahile so can't give anymore, I'm O possitive the most common type there is


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Re: Give Blood!!

Hello all! Great thread, please do donate blood if you are able to.

I've donated about 5 or 6 times in my life...but that was mostly because I was the one organizing the blood drives, so I kind of had to. I really should get to the blood bank and just let them have a go at my veins... It's been over a year since the last time I donated.

I have a question though, can you donate blood regularly if you also donate plasma regularly? Or are you only allowed one or the other?? (I'm a poor college student, I need the money!! )

I always thought my blood type was O Neg, because that's what almost everyone in my family has. But when I got my blood card, it said B Pos.

I am slightly scared that one day, the blood technicians will do something wrong and ruin my veins...happened to my friend and he can't donate now at all. But I do realize that the chances are slim, so I should really go hunt around for my donor card and skip on over to the blood bank...


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Old January 1st, 2008, 6:46 pm
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In Canada, they are very strict about blood donation. They ask you a ton of questions beforehand. This is because about 15 or so years ago many people were exposed to HIV/AIDS from donated blood.


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I too have donated many, many gallons of blood. Back in my early days of donating I learned that my blood type (O neg) was used in emergency situations involving babies. So that was a huge reason for me to donate....although I'm happy when I can help anyone, regardless of their age.
Yes, people with O neg. blood can give to anyone else, not just other o's, so it is in high demand. When a person is injured, it is likely very hard to find out there blood type, and giving them the wrong kind could kill them, but since O neg. does not cause harm to any other type, it can give to everyone. That's very cool that you have that blood type!!

I'm not sure if I'll ever give blood. Don't get me wrong, I love the idea of helping people and saving lives, but I'm terrified of needles; I always have been. When I was younger and needed shots for school, I would scream before they even gave the shot to me, and just 2 years ago I needed one for a trip and when he tried to give it to me, it probably took near 10 minutes before I would let him. So although I really want to, I"d have to get over that first.


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I have a question though, can you donate blood regularly if you also donate plasma regularly? Or are you only allowed one or the other?? (I'm a poor college student, I need the money!! )
You get paid?


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I'm not sure if I'll ever give blood. Don't get me wrong, I love the idea of helping people and saving lives, but I'm terrified of needles; I always have been. When I was younger and needed shots for school, I would scream before they even gave the shot to me, and just 2 years ago I needed one for a trip and when he tried to give it to me, it probably took near 10 minutes before I would let him. So although I really want to, I"d have to get over that first.
I too HATE neddles but I still donate......it hurts for like a second and it's over(the pain anyway) once it's in you hardly feel it.

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You get paid?
some places DO pay. Like I think someone up above sad Las. Vegas pays due to the high demand for blood.


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Old January 1st, 2008, 9:08 pm
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some places DO pay. Like I think someone up above sad Las. Vegas pays due to the high demand for blood.
Scotland is at an all time low for blood donations and all we get is a cup of juice and a biscuit or two.


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