(Closed) Nothing to do? Donate blood!

posted 8 years ago in The Lounge
Post # 3
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: December 2010

LOL! That’s awesome.  This is very lame, but I actually don’t weigh enough to give blood. I’m an elf like person! ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

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
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

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.

 

Bella

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I would love to despite my phobia of needles. But I don’t weigh enough to be able to do so.

Post # 7
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7082 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2009

I would do it too, but my International travels disqualify me.   ๐Ÿ™

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

I would totally love to do it, too but like Lindsay I don’t make the weight requirement.

Post # 9
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650 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

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
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5263 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2012

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
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5977 posts
Bee Keeper

@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 # 13
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4765 posts
Honey bee
  • 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
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

I can’t donate because I’m insulin resistant (PCOS) and my insulin levels would cause it to be thrown out ๐Ÿ™ 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!

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