(Closed) NWR…some news that just made my day!

posted 10 years ago in Wellness
  • poll: Are you a blood donor?

    Yes, I give as often as I can.

    Yes, I give sometimes or I've given at least once before.

    No, needles freak me out or the thought just creeps me out.

  • Post # 3
    363 posts
    Helper bee

    I would like to give blood but was told a few years ago that I didn’t qualify because I am under 110 lbs and for my height (5’2″) that is underweight I guess? That’s in Canada.  I should check if the requirements have changed. It would be great if I could because I have 0 negative blood which is universal (anyone can receive).

    I commend you for your work! Congrats on your achievement; that’s a great cause ๐Ÿ™‚

    Post # 5
    5089 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    @TxsAggieBride: Awesome!! Congrats. ๐Ÿ˜€  But…is that safe? I thought you weren’t allowed to give more than every 8 weeks! 

    Post # 6
    7581 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: December 2010

    @TxsAggieBride: I used to give all of the time, but then I got cancer and now no one wants my blood.

    Post # 7
    1044 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2011

    I really wish I could give blood! I’m 0+ but can’t donate due to my anemia.

    Post # 10
    2142 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    That’s awesome! FH is on the donor council for Carter, he goes every two weeks or so to donate double platelets- he passed the 10 gallon mark last month I believe.

    I can’t donate because of the whole needle thing, I’m still not sure how I made it through my immunizations this month without passsing out.

    Post # 11
    3871 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    That’s great!  I’m a blood donor, too.  My last at work blood drive actually inspired me to become a bone marrow donor (which I am now a member of the registry. Yay!  Feels so good to be able to save a life if I’m a match.) and I also started giving platelets every two weeks. Speaking of which I haven’t been back to give blood because I was sick a couple weeks ago, this just reminded me that I need to schedule an appointment for this weekend. 

    I think I’m obsessed with helping or saving people’s lives.

    Post # 13
    661 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: April 2012

    I used to donate when my hemoglobin was high enough, but then my hematologist told me I have alpha thalassemia trait and they wouldn’t use my blood anyway, so I stopped.  Bums me out.  ๐Ÿ™ 

    Post # 14
    1488 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: March 2012

    I wish I could give blood, but the thought of it makes me all queasy and such. I threw up with Fiance was in the hospital and they had to draw his blood. Yeah, the needle thing is horrible ๐Ÿ™

    Post # 15
    1889 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    I am under the weight limit for being a donor, but even if I was heavy enough, I don’t think I could do it because I am deathly afraid of needles.  I fainted maybe 90% of the times I’ve had to get a needle or get blood drawn for something.  I’ve actually fainted from hearing people talk about IVs… pretty embarassing.

    Post # 16
    3176 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    I take medicine that can apparently kill people, so no ๐Ÿ™

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