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    Giving blood tonight - Anyone else doing the same?

    Im off to give blood tonight anyone else gonna be doing the same? If you can you should, you could save lives.

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    No, i am watching the Man Utd V Arsenal game

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    I gave blood about 15 years ago. They hurt my thumb. **** doing that again!

    Original Poster

    im going on my own cus OH watching his beloved utd

    Nad_84

    No, i am watching the Man Utd V Arsenal game

    Original Poster

    that part is the painful bit, taking the blood not a prob

    guv

    I gave blood about 15 years ago. They hurt my thumb. **** doing that … I gave blood about 15 years ago. They hurt my thumb. **** doing that again!

    I give regulaly, they come to work so i get a hour off.
    (I'm also on the marrow register)

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    aunty jane

    that part is the painful bit, taking the blood not a prob



    I know... Draining my arm was fine. I've still got the scar on my thumb.


    * part of the above might not be true!

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    What a nice thing to do.

    I am a bit frightened but will probably give it ago next year.

    No, I'm not allowed to because I'm anaemic ... or I was when I tried to give blood last time...

    Edited by: "kelly1987" 13th Dec 2010

    I used to donate regularly but past couple of years havent - no excuses I suppose, just been so busy

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    Thats what OH does, he's been doing it for 20yrs+ massive respect for you being on marrow register

    Goonieman

    I give regulaly, they come to work so i get a hour off. :D(I'm also on … I give regulaly, they come to work so i get a hour off. :D(I'm also on the marrow register)


    I ran away the first time lol - went with my mum when I was 18, took one look and scarpered !! However I did have to go back to pick her up, so decided to be very brave, donated then, and have gone back two or three times a year ever since .... I just think I'd want it to be available if I or one of my family needed it, so the least I can do is donate mine now
    Edited by: "vraptorchick" 13th Dec 2010

    vraptorchick

    I ran away the first time lol - went with my mum when I was 18, took one … I ran away the first time lol - went with my mum when I was 18, took one look and scarpered !! Howeer I did have to go back to pick her up, so decided to be very brave, donated then, and have gone back two or three times a year ever since .... I just think I'd want it to be available if I or one of my family needed it, so the least I can do is donate mine now



    There really isnt anything to it as well plus the staff who do the job are always so lovely

    Original Poster

    i was like that when i started, you always expect it to be worse than it is, honestley theres nowt to it.

    DLM

    What a nice thing to do.I am a bit frightened but will probably give it … What a nice thing to do.I am a bit frightened but will probably give it ago next year.

    bossyboots

    There really isnt anything to it as well plus the staff who do the job … There really isnt anything to it as well plus the staff who do the job are always so lovely



    Lol I know that now but back then all I could think about were those awful needles !!

    Original Poster

    at least you have donated hun, so you have probably saved loads of lives already


    bossyboots

    I used to donate regularly but past couple of years havent - no excuses I … I used to donate regularly but past couple of years havent - no excuses I suppose, just been so busy

    Original Poster

    You could always try again hun, you never know


    kelly1987

    No, I'm not allowed to because I'm anaemic ... or I was when I tried … No, I'm not allowed to because I'm anaemic ... or I was when I tried to give blood last time...


    They dont want mine full of aids apparently

    Original Poster

    ?


    lilsmithy

    They dont want mine full of aids apparently

    I can't ethier im anaemic, i'm a student nurse so i consently get asked but they wont take mine x

    *I'm kinda glad though i hate needles* x
    Edited by: "xbecky07x" 13th Dec 2010

    guv

    I gave blood about 15 years ago. They hurt my thumb. **** doing that … I gave blood about 15 years ago. They hurt my thumb. **** doing that again!



    i gave blood once and after they took the little sample from my thumb i got up to leave thinking that was it !

    Original Poster

    What about when you have to give injections?


    xbecky07x

    I can't ethier im anaemic, i'm a student nurse so i consently get asked … I can't ethier im anaemic, i'm a student nurse so i consently get asked but they wont take mine x*I'm kinda glad though i hate needles* x

    i did last week, good on ya OP for doing something amazing

    im pathetic...mildly anaemic as well...so thats my lame excuse...but i do bug my hubby to do it...hes good at it!

    Those blood suckers aren't getting anything out of me, not now not EVER!

    I hate blood, just the thought of giving blood makes me feel funny, I would actually donate it if I could but can't for medical reasons

    aunty jane

    ?


    dw it was a dig at the nhs they wudnt let me give coz i'd been bumping uglies with other guys

    lilsmithy

    dw it was a dig at the nhs they wudnt let me give coz i'd been bumping … dw it was a dig at the nhs they wudnt let me give coz i'd been bumping uglies with other guys



    So because you are a homosexual they would not let you give blood??

    Original Poster

    i get ya now, at least your good intention was there and that you wanted to donate, not the same as donating i know, sadly the ways of the world can be a bit backward.

    lilsmithy

    dw it was a dig at the nhs they wudnt let me give coz i'd been bumping … dw it was a dig at the nhs they wudnt let me give coz i'd been bumping uglies with other guys

    Original Poster

    you aint scared are ya? its only a lil **** (_;) of your finger, then a needle in your arm


    PraxxtorCruel

    Those blood suckers aren't getting anything out of me, not now not EVER!

    I am not allowed to either, did try a few months back. Exempt for life apparently.

    Original Poster

    The health check questionare has questions about sexual partners, types of sex with or without condoms.

    nikkib123

    So because you are a homosexual they would not let you give blood??

    nikkib123

    So because you are a homosexual they would not let you give blood??



    Yeah the guy said there isnt a shortage of blood atm so it isnt worth the (HIV) risk oO

    Original Poster

    whatever your blood group they will always need it.

    jellybaby22

    Not a chance .... I couldn't do it ...... Too scared of needles Is there … Not a chance .... I couldn't do it ...... Too scared of needles Is there any type of blood they need more than others ??

    Original Poster

    im off now peeps see ya later x

    aunty jane

    The health check questionare has questions about sexual partners, types … The health check questionare has questions about sexual partners, types of sex with or without condoms.



    Just find it strange that they would allow heterosexuals and not homosexuals? Or does it all boil down to your sexual past no matter what way you swing. I suppose it all come down to honesty then if you have to complete forms about your sexual history.

    i donate every 3 months

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    nikkib123

    [quote=aunty jane] The health check questionare has questions about … [quote=aunty jane] The health check questionare has questions about sexual partners, types of sex with or without condoms. Just find it strange that they would allow heterosexuals and not homosexuals? Or does it all boil down to your sexual past no matter what way you swing. I suppose it all come down to honesty then if you have to complete forms about your sexual history.



    Probably just a case of the male botty nastier than the female botty!

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    Not sure I agree with giving blood.
    It's a difficult one. Personally, a loved one or I need it and I'll probably be all for it. But if you remove emotion from the equation, where do we draw the line in terms of prolonging life?

    JonnyTwoToes

    Not sure I agree with giving blood.It's a difficult one. Personally, a … Not sure I agree with giving blood.It's a difficult one. Personally, a loved one or I need it and I'll probably be all for it. But if you remove emotion from the equation, where do we draw the line in terms of prolonging life?


    Surely you could apply that to all medicine.

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    Goonieman

    Surely you could apply that to all medicine.



    Exactly. Which is why it's a difficult decision as to where to draw the line.
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