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Moral support needed for blood donation

jelli89 Avatar
9y, 8m agoPosted 9 years, 8 months ago
Well this is it...I've made all kind of excuses for years, and now i think i should stop being pathetic and keep to my promises. I signed and said i would donate blood last summer, but have put it off and put it off, but tomorrow dracula is in town and i don't want to wimp out again - group hug:friends::friends::friends::friends
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9y, 8m agoPosted 9 years, 8 months ago
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#1
Your lucky you can donate , in Canada I used to give blood every 8 weeks - then they banned people who have lived in the UK for more then 3 months from donating (because of mad cow disease) , I have quite rare blood (B-) so its something I really want to do - its a great unselfish act !
#2
go girl :)

well done you and anyone else who does it, i cant due to medication im on, would if i could tho :)
#3
I cant give blood but think that those who can should definatly do it. I understand why people dont, but think that its great that you are taking the step and donating.

The first time is the hardest, after that you know what to expect.
#4
rb1968
Your lucky you can donate , in Canada I used to give blood every 8 weeks - then they banned people who have lived in the UK for more then 3 months from donating (because of mad cow disease) , I have quite rare blood (B-) so its something I really want to do - its a great unselfish act !



Is this true? If so it’s ridiculous. There are far more highly contagious diseases than CJD/Mad cows disease. Im stunned

Sorry to hijack the thread, give blood. You will not regret it and besides the help you are doing by donating blood. You get chocolate biscuits and a cup of tea. Can’t be bad. :thumbsup:
1 Like #5
I did it for the first time two weeks ago. You get really well looked after and everything is explained to you. I just made sure I didn't look at the needle or blood coming out. It doesn't hurt at all.

Good luck!
1 Like #6
Go for it Jelli - I've done it many times now. Its fine honestly and I'm a wimp.

Do something amazing
#7
rb1968
Your lucky you can donate , in Canada I used to give blood every 8 weeks - then they banned people who have lived in the UK for more then 3 months from donating (because of mad cow disease) , I have quite rare blood (B-) so its something I really want to do - its a great unselfish act !



Didn’t think it would be a total ban on giving blood.

Deferral Policies for vCJD

The Canadian Blood Services deferral policy for vCJD is the following:

People are not eligible to donate blood or plasma if they have spent a cumulative total of three months or more in the United Kingdom (U.K.) between 1980, and 1996, or if they have spent a cumulative total of three months or more in France between 1980, and 1996, or if they have spent a cumulative total of five years or more in Western Europe outside the U.K. or France since 1980. In addition, people are not eligible to donate blood or plasma if they have had a blood transfusion or have received medical treatment with a product made from blood in the U.K., France or Western Europe since 1980.

Maybe you could donate now rb1968?
#8
They wouldn't let me give blood in Australia, as I had lived in the UK. (Yup - Mad cow disease)
banned#9
I have met a lot of Mad Cows though, so may be more contagious to women :giggle:
#10
emmajk42
They wouldn't let me give blood in Australia, as I had lived in the UK. (Yup - Mad cow disease)


A similar policy for Australia as well. (Not a complete ban)

Travel - I have travelled outside of Australia . Can I still donate blood?

Variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (vCJD) risk

The UK is experiencing an ongoing epidemic of variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (vCJD), the human form of mad cow disease or bovine spongiform encephalopathy. Since 2004, there have been a small number of reported cases of patients in the United Kingdom (UK) diagnosed with vCJD who may have been infected through blood transfusion. Based on this information, and in the absence of a reliable screening test for vCJD in blood, the Australian Red Cross Blood Service has implemented guidelines to reduce the risk of vCJD transmission through blood transfusion in Australia. Currently we exclude people from donating who:
Have resided in the UK between 1980 and 1996 for a total time of 6 months or more,
Or
Have received blood transfusions in the UK since 1 January 1980.
Unfortunately, because of the extensive time period covered by the deferral and the possibility of unknowing exposure to beef or beef products, it is not possible to exempt vegetarians who have resided in the UK for a cumulative period of six months or more during the risk years.
The Australian Red Cross Blood Service is monitoring progress in the development of a reliable blood screening test for vCJD. Should this deferral policy be changed for any reason, please be assured that this information will be disseminated widely.
1 Like #11
You'll have no problems. I've done it a few times and been really well looked after every time. Good Luck.........
#12
yup you will be fine hun. Its very daunting at first. It was something I always was gonna do, having seen my dad give at every opertunity. So when a group of us hit our 18th birthdays the school let us go and donnate it helped that we were all there and if I could do it at 18 with a vivid phobia of needles you will be fine
Good luck and WELL DONE!
#13
thanks for your support guys - looks like i can't back out now!
#14
You could go and get a tattoo instead :D

Then they wont have you :p

I think I am out for a while cos I had baby.
#15
Yeh, thats what i mean - i'm running out of excuses. Personally - tattoos not for me, and if i were to have another baby now, it would raise more than a few eyebrowsin our family - not least my husbands (sales in Birds Eye rocketted for a brief period)
#16
Go to Tunisia :-D

I got off it for a year a think following Tunisia :-D
1 Like #17
wish I could, one way of saying thank you. 12+ years ago had a heart op (8+ hours under the knife had aortic valve replaced) and all I can say to the people who can and dont is please give as you dont know when a member of your own family might need it.(and you get a nice nurse to talk to)
1 Like #18
fern
all I can say to the people who can and dont is please give as you dont know when a member of your own family might need it.


Very true. Even the individual giving blood may need some back in the future.
1 Like #19
Just look at the response i had when i set up the thread about donating
blood
http://www.hotukdeals.com/forums/showthread.php?t=51815
Look what people said, be inspired,
but the best bit is the look on peoples faces when
you tell them what [SIZE=5]YOU DID TODAY !!!
[SIZE=2]:thumbsup::thumbsup::thumbsup::thumbsup::thumbsup:[/SIZE]
[/SIZE]
#20
RICHARD682E
be inspired,
but the best bit is the look on peoples faces when
you tell them what [SIZE=5]YOU DID TODAY !!!
[SIZE=2]:thumbsup::thumbsup::thumbsup:[/SIZE]
[/SIZE]

cause even more of a stir if i added that my husband was on another bed in the same room doing the same doing the same :w00t: :w00t:
#21
:giggle::giggle:
#22
FonZe
Didn’t think it would be a total ban on giving blood.

Deferral Policies for vCJD

The Canadian Blood Services deferral policy for vCJD is the following:

People are not eligible to donate blood or plasma if they have spent a cumulative total of three months or more in the United Kingdom (U.K.) between 1980, and 1996, or if they have spent a cumulative total of three months or more in France between 1980, and 1996, or if they have spent a cumulative total of five years or more in Western Europe outside the U.K. or France since 1980. In addition, people are not eligible to donate blood or plasma if they have had a blood transfusion or have received medical treatment with a product made from blood in the U.K., France or Western Europe since 1980.

Maybe you could donate now rb1968?



I moved to Canada in 1994 before that I lived in the UK all my lie so I am under the ban
#23
RICHARD682E
:giggle::giggle:


Nice Valtra RICHARD682E is it an S or an N? cant tell from the pic, was looking at 2 new john deers (6015 series) on the weekend
#24
Its a S, way out of our reach 280hp but we have got a Mezzo 6300 101hp bought new 05 after 25years and 16/17 models with Zetors
[admin] 1 Like #25
GOOD ON YA!!

Good luck!! I've donated loads of times, they're really appreciative.
AND i needed blood after the birth of my first son, so I've seen what everyone's donations can do to help!! I think it's a truely selfless thing to do- Don't be nervous, just feel smug- you're going to save someone's life!!!!!!!
#26
RICHARD682E
Its a S, way out of our reach 280hp but we have got a Mezzo 6300 101hp bought new 05 after 25years and 16/17 models with Zetors


im a fan of the Zetors fella,we have 2. and a few old DBs.

what line of farming are you in?
1 Like #27
jellie89

I hope all went well today :thumbsup:

I'm sending you a hug too :friends:
1 Like #28
yeah how did it go jellie?
#29
Ow thanks jj7 and jennybubbles really kind of you to enquire - makes me feel all warm and fuzzy - on no - sorry that might have been the 2 club biscuits, 3 custard creams, 2 cups of water and the cup of tea i had following my donation - yeah ....i did it! I made the donation at work on felt quite brave that i ended up on my own as hubby got turned down due to last weeks cataract surgery. Turned out that half the dept. was there and it turned into quite a social event!! - even got my 'be nice to me i gave blood today' sticker. Thanks for everyones kind wishes and concerns - give ourselves another group hug:friends::friends::friends:
#30
Excellent well done that woman!!!!!!!!!
[mod] 1 Like #31
Just been reading through this thread ... missed the moral support bit, but i'm really glad you went through with it! Well done jelli89 :thumbsup: Really proud of you !!
#32
Well done :thumbsup:
#33
Nice one Jelli!! Encourage your mates to do the same!
#34
Well done Jelli :friends: :friends:
#35
Congrats - Knew that you would do it :)

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