Post # 1
Besides the way cool post earlier about showing off your dogs, I’ve had some really good news.
I work for an engineering firm and recently the local blood donation center has been having an engineer’s competition to see which engineering firm can donate the most blood. I’m a big advocate of donating blood…not only does it keep you healthy by forcing your body to create new blood to replenish the old, but it saves lives! I happen to be able to donate twice during the competition and bragged to a couple of my co-workers that if our company wins, it will be all because of me! ha ha
Well, come to find out…we tied for 1st place! Yup, if I didn’t donate twice we would not have won! YAY!!! This totally made my day and everyone should go out there and donate blood! Save a life today!!
Post # 3
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 🙂
Post # 4
@minie77: Yea…the 110 lb limit is the same in the States. Bummer!
Post # 5
@TxsAggieBride: Awesome!! Congrats. 😀 But…is that safe? I thought you weren’t allowed to give more than every 8 weeks!
Post # 6
@TxsAggieBride: I used to give all of the time, but then I got cancer and now no one wants my blood.
Post # 7
I really wish I could give blood! I’m 0+ but can’t donate due to my anemia.
Post # 8
@mightywombat: yea…the blood drive was for 3 months or so. I barely made it to the blood center in the knick of time to give the second time (2 days before the drive was over).
@mwitter80: Kudos to you though…cancer survivor!!!
Post # 10
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
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 # 12
@Knubbsy-Wubbsy: yeah believe it or not, I get nausous if I look at them poke me or look at the blood. I’ve almost fainted 3 different times…sometimes I really wish they would let me go to sleep! ha ha just playing. I just try to look away, but it’s hard, because I’m facinated by the whole process.
Post # 13
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. 🙁
Post # 14
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 🙁
Post # 15
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
I take medicine that can apparently kill people, so no 🙁