Post # 1
So I was sitting at work this afternoon, totally bored. And then I realized – hey, there’s a blood drive going on downstairs! That will totally get me away from my desk for awhile. So, one hour later, a pint lighter, and some cookies fuller, it’s time for my work day to be over! And I mayhave helped save a life while procrastinating Doesn’t get much better than that!
Post # 3
LOL! That’s awesome. This is very lame, but I actually don’t weigh enough to give blood. I’m an elf like person! 🙂
Post # 4
I donated blood right before Christmas and will be eligible again on 2/17. I keep trying to talk my fiance into donating, but he’s *terrified* of needles to the point where he’ll pass out.
Post # 5
Unfortunately for some of us, we can’t. I am like RedHerring’s Fiance – needles scare me so badly I will literally pass out on them (so it’s not really worth it for me or for them). Oh well.
Post # 6
I would love to despite my phobia of needles. But I don’t weigh enough to be able to do so.
Post # 7
I would do it too, but my International travels disqualify me. 🙁
Post # 8
I would totally love to do it, too but like Lindsay I don’t make the weight requirement.
Post # 9
every time i tried to donate blood i get denied. funny things was is that i interned at the american red cross, and i was never able to donate bc i dont weigh enough.
Post # 10
I’m jealous! I’ve always wanted to give blood, but a) I weigh at or below minimum on my good days and b) I have low blood pressure, so I’m not supposed to.
Post # 11
@Goldilocks – not only did you save A life, you actually saved 3! I organize the blood drives for my company, and I know tons of facts about giving blood.
If you’re an O donor, you’re in high demand whether you’re O+ or O-! O donors can also be double red cell donors as well. The requirements area little different (the minimum weight for double red cell is 150 lbs and you have to be 5’5″…while for regular whole blood donation, it’s 110 lbs and no height requirement). A healthy donor can give once every 56 days. So…if you can, defintely donate :o)
Post # 12
My FH is an O+, so he gets called all the time. I’m an A+, so I’m not in quite as high demand. But after I went to Mexico a couple years ago and couldn’t donate, I asked him to go for me (his first time ever, and then he found out that he’s “desirable”). And he’s been a trooper about it.
And of course, I used the “I donated blood today” as an excuse to get out of shoveling the driveway and sidewalk last night.
Post # 13
- Wedding: January 2011 - Vintage Villas
Ugh, I’m with the jealous ones! I’ve always wanted to donate blood, but I don’t meet the weight minimum!
Post # 14
I can’t donate because I’m insulin resistant (PCOS) and my insulin levels would cause it to be thrown out 🙁 Found out after I had donated from my doctor.
HOWEVER I support helping other people donate!!! It was such a great experience and I was so sad to find out my blood couldn’t have been used. I wish I could help more, I’d do it monthly!