Donate Blood - stocks low! (Ftea, coffee, biscuits, and an ID keyring with your blood type on it)
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Donate Blood - stocks low! (Ftea, coffee, biscuits, and an ID keyring with your blood type on it)

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Found 12th Mar
“Because of the recent weather, we haven’t collected the usual amount of blood donations. It is going to take a month to get blood stock levels back to normal, so we have made more appointments available and provided more walk-in slots at our fixed site donor centres.

All our 23 static donor centres are currently accepting walk in donors who have no appointments.”

If that’s not enough, tea, coffee, biscuits, and an ID keyring with your blood type on it!
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Sorry OP this is a tough crowd to please, they don't just snap up any old deal... You need to spell out the full benefits...

Free water, squash, tea, coffee, Crawford's biscuits, crisps and chocolate bars

Free stickers for the kids

Free keyring with your blood type on it

Certificates of achievements, pin badges, even crystalware gifts to celebrate milestone donations

Discover your blood type, because you've always been curious!

Confirm your blood is a deep red colour just like it should be, in a safe environment.

If you have hairy arms, a free sample waxing from the removal of the fixing tape and then removal of the plaster

For the attention seeker, if you keep your sleeves rolled up the rest of the day and your plaster on show, loads of attention and kudos without appearing to be an attention seeker

If you have a nice employer, the ability to skive off work so you can go give blood (so technically you're getting paid to go give blood!)

Take photos of the big needle in your arm and show it to unsuspecting people who are scared of needles!

Fastest way to lose over ½kg in weight without exercise or dieting. And just like regular weight loss you still have to figure out how to keep the weight off!

You can get drunk for less money as you won't need to drink so much before you feel the effects

Save a life... FOR FREE!!
Edited by: "Delio79" 13th Mar
They've invited me to a ceremony for donating 50 times next month
Krizzo344 m ago

In Poland if you give blood your employer must give you a paid day off + …In Poland if you give blood your employer must give you a paid day off + you get chocolates + after donating enough you become "honorary blood donor" and have priority over others when you attend a&e


Almost the same as uk then. Except the opposite of all the stuff you mentioned.
In Poland if you give blood your employer must give you a paid day off + you get chocolates + after donating enough you become "honorary blood donor" and have priority over others when you attend a&e
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Gave blood for the first time in December and due to give more on Thursday time has flown by.
Good post, great reminder. Be an active member of society and donate. You always feel better after.
I would be more than happy to give blood - I was a regular doner until last August when I went at my appointed time and was told there was a wait of 2 hours - there was only one nurse in the room taking blood!
they have since called and emailed me to say they are short on my blood type - but when I say yes of course I can come and give blood they can only get me an appointment in 4 months time.
i recently responded to the news report - next appointment within a 15 mike radius is may
My blood isn't good enough for them...
Interesting post. Scottish blood levels were also a bit low a week or so ago, but after a similar appeal they are now looking almost okay again.
scotblood.co.uk/abo…ls/
So please roll your sleeves up, and give some blood. I am heading down south next week so need to be sure that you have plenty for me should I need some.
You save on alcohol costs if you have a drink afterwards too. You get sozzled quicker.

The waiting times annoy me, you end up being there ages.
However I always giggle at the bum sex question.
MonkeysUncle1 m ago

You save on alcohol costs if you have a drink afterwards too. You get …You save on alcohol costs if you have a drink afterwards too. You get sozzled quicker. The waiting times annoy me, you end up being there ages. However I always giggle at the bum sex question.



I wanted to like your post for the alcohol part, but then had to stop as I've no idea what the 'bum sex' question entails
I'm doing my first donation on Thursday although I am boring O+
alexjameshaines7 m ago

I wanted to like your post for the alcohol part, but then had to stop as …I wanted to like your post for the alcohol part, but then had to stop as I've no idea what the 'bum sex' question entails



Straight or gay. I believe is the question in question.
Blimey lots of first world problems, waiting times long? Bring a book.
Can gay people still not give blood? Was a issue a wile back, god know why? Since you never know the people's full sex history your sleeping with!
Bushes5 m ago

Blimey lots of first world problems, waiting times long? Bring a book.


Or a smartphone or tablet!
judavid8912th Mar

My blood isn't good enough for them...


Let me guess your gay , i had this issue also,
hey, do you need any tests before? I don't even know my blood type
Just done today
Why gay ppl cant give blood away?
Bushes28 m ago

Blimey lots of first world problems, waiting times long? Bring a book.



agree, some people have 'mobile phones 'as well nowadays, I usually just fall asleep until they call me.
In Germany you get £20 for blood and £35 for platelets donation...
jimmythecat12356 m ago

I would be more than happy to give blood - I was a regular doner until …I would be more than happy to give blood - I was a regular doner until last August when I went at my appointed time and was told there was a wait of 2 hours - there was only one nurse in the room taking blood!they have since called and emailed me to say they are short on my blood type - but when I say yes of course I can come and give blood they can only get me an appointment in 4 months time.i recently responded to the news report - next appointment within a 15 mike radius is may



you can book online on something called the tinternet, I just book 3 months in advance, always pick the first time available at the session, that way they cant be behind, its a bit like the doctors.
1on447 m ago

I'm doing my first donation on Thursday although I am boring O+


Boring or not, there is a demand, but also if you ever needed it there should be more stocks! Coming from a 12 time donor of O+!
pivcio27 m ago

hey, do you need any tests before? I don't even know my blood type


Doesn't matter, they'll let you know when you first give blood.
I seriously wish I could donate, but being a Type 1 diabetic, the computer says no. My mum has being doing it for absolutely years.
I can only second the waiting time post. Both me and the husbands regularly go and 1½ hours waiting time is good 2½ isn't unusual... That's what puts people off!!
I would love to but I am never able to get an appointment.
They should have walk in appointments
They just seem to be making it harder and harder to actually give blood - at my sessions it is now 'appointment only' so no chance of just walking in. This may be fine to many but even then you turn up for an appointment and can wait over an hour - someone said above to just bring a book and wait but that is far from ideal when you have just finished work and can't wait to actually get home and try to have some time in the evening relaxing. Surely each appointment should be basically the same time so why can't they seem to judge things better.

If they are short of blood then they should be making it easier to contribute, but when the actual taking of the blood takes well under 10 minutes it is just not good to be there for 90...
They've invited me to a ceremony for donating 50 times next month
Noting comments about appointments - these are walk in slots:
“All our 23 static donor centres are currently accepting walk in donors who have no appointments.”
Never
micpwelsh17 m ago

How much for a good brexit deal


LOL. In theory you could donate 40x per year. £800 a year...
leechris8250 m ago

Let me guess your gay , i had this issue also,


You can still give blood if your gay, you just have to wait until 3 months after you last had sex.
Everyone that can give blood simply should.....ya never know when you or a loved one might need it back! I’m due my second donation in April.
They don't want me, my blood type is still not in demand.
chublet33 m ago

They just seem to be making it harder and harder to actually give blood - …They just seem to be making it harder and harder to actually give blood - at my sessions it is now 'appointment only' so no chance of just walking in. This may be fine to many but even then you turn up for an appointment and can wait over an hour - someone said above to just bring a book and wait but that is far from ideal when you have just finished work and can't wait to actually get home and try to have some time in the evening relaxing. Surely each appointment should be basically the same time so why can't they seem to judge things better.If they are short of blood then they should be making it easier to contribute, but when the actual taking of the blood takes well under 10 minutes it is just not good to be there for 90...


Agree. They could make the process a lot easier. Last time I tried to go over 5 years ago at a local hotel and the waiting time was over an hour. They also held a session at the local hospital but wouldn't cover your parking costs at the hospital car park to donate. Because of that the thought of going hasn't crossed my mind since.. .plus the stories in the news a few years ago about them selling blood products to America, whether true or not, made me think twice.

..just registered and checked. The village hall has a 5hr session in June but there are no appointments left.
Edited by: "nidgesy" 12th Mar
Gave my 12th pint today, met a lady who has done 138! Puts me to shame
Do they ask you a million questions before you sit down?
micpwelsh48 m ago

How much for a good brexit deal


Considerably more than 350 million pints a week
In Poland if you give blood your employer must give you a paid day off + you get chocolates + after donating enough you become "honorary blood donor" and have priority over others when you attend a&e
I have always chickened out of giving blood but just before xmas, i decided i will definately do it.
Unfortunately i myself was given a blood transfusion following surgery.
I am not sure if i can now give blood?
jimmythecat1231 h, 58 m ago

I would be more than happy to give blood - I was a regular doner until …I would be more than happy to give blood - I was a regular doner until last August when I went at my appointed time and was told there was a wait of 2 hours - there was only one nurse in the room taking blood!they have since called and emailed me to say they are short on my blood type - but when I say yes of course I can come and give blood they can only get me an appointment in 4 months time.i recently responded to the news report - next appointment within a 15 mike radius is may


You make a good point.

Happy to give blood but the queues can be a fing joke
Edited by: "odiedodie" 12th Mar
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