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JOYCE12356 Posts: 4,861
12/1/10 9:05 P

Yes I used to donate whole blood as often as I could, now I donate platelets only, every two weeks (as long as I'm not sick and my iron cooperates).

I will as long as I can...blood donations saved my daughter's life and platelets helped give my sister an extra 11 years of life.

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11/30/10 5:11 P

yes, i do.

11/27/10 11:22 P

Usually just platelets

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11/27/10 3:20 P

yes but not whole blood just platelets and (mostly) plasma.

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11/27/10 12:51 P

My father died of Mad Cow. No one in his natural family can donate blood, organs, etc.

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11/27/10 11:38 A


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11/27/10 10:53 A


11/24/10 9:10 A


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11/24/10 8:41 A


SINNIBLONDE Posts: 3,006
11/24/10 6:44 A

no, but wish I could. Meds I am on mean I am not permitted to. :(

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11/24/10 1:28 A


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11/24/10 12:40 A

I also used to donate regulary until my iron levels were not high enough.

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11/23/10 11:43 P


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11/23/10 10:53 P

No, I have small rolling veins. They have to use a butterfly needle to draw blood.

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JIGGYJ Posts: 281
11/23/10 7:25 P

yes i do and i love doing it!

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11/23/10 7:22 P

I did until my iron count got too low

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CATHEITE Posts: 4,837
11/23/10 5:52 P

No, not often anymore. I was a regular donor for many years when I worked for a large company that had blood drives right in the building.

11/22/10 10:56 P


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11/22/10 7:32 P

yep i do i do :-) considering planning one for my school

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11/22/10 7:12 P

I'm refused due to my overseas traveling! emoticon

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11/22/10 6:14 A

I used to until my iron count went low.

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11/20/10 6:03 P

I used too--then became deferred! I got my gallon donor pin first though.

DARSHAN130 Posts: 1,747
11/20/10 4:35 P

used to but now I faint when I do????

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11/20/10 12:06 P


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11/20/10 11:37 A

yes when I can

MESSENE Posts: 4,860
11/20/10 11:11 A

No, can't donate.

LADYRH Posts: 14,526
11/20/10 7:42 A

Yes, every time they come to the office.


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11/20/10 7:35 A


11/20/10 12:32 A

I have donated all my life.

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SASKATIA Posts: 3,731
11/20/10 12:23 A

No. I don't like needles AT ALL!

TLCFME Posts: 1,427
11/19/10 11:07 P

No, but my daughter does.

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MELITOD Posts: 1,092
11/19/10 11:00 P

I have tried and no one can get enough blood out of me.

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11/19/10 11:00 P

I made my first donation in high school in the late 70's. I have been a regular donor & even a pharesis donor. However, in recent years I have become a fan of tattoos and/or been on blood thinners to manage veinous disease so have not been able to donate. I'm no longer on thinners but just got my newest tattoo in October so must wait another 5 months before I can give again.

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11/19/10 10:57 P


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11/19/10 5:03 P

no I bruise when I give blood

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11/19/10 4:23 P


JOJOSZENT Posts: 6,855
11/19/10 3:13 P

I sure do. I like to donate as much as I can. A+

Edited by: JOJOSZENT at: 11/19/2010 (15:14)
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BERRIMOUSE Posts: 1,170
11/19/10 12:25 P

once in a while

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LALA0123 Posts: 601
11/19/10 12:20 P

no but i want to

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DWYER1952 Posts: 2,235
11/19/10 10:41 A

no, too anemic

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11/19/10 9:14 A

I am a regular.... every 8 weeks

Edited by: DAKERONE at: 11/19/2010 (09:15)
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11/19/10 2:04 A


BETZYGIRL Posts: 1,069
11/18/10 9:00 P

not very often

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11/18/10 7:18 P

not often because i pass out or get really light headed.

11/18/10 4:56 P

When they will take it.

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11/18/10 4:47 P

nope, I am afraid of needles.

11/18/10 4:14 P


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11/17/10 7:12 P

Yes, when my iron is good enough.

DARKANGEL062 Posts: 2,008
11/17/10 2:06 P

I can't had Breast Cancer. I wish I could... emoticon

11/17/10 12:52 P

I'm going to donate for the first time in about 10 years today. I wonder how many people donate regularly.

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