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Blood Donation Failure

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

I am bummed because I was not able to donate blood today. I look forward to this every 3 months or so because this is my one way of giving back to the sick and vulnerable, the reason I could not give blood today was because my Hemoglobin was only 10.6 and for those that don't know the normal range for females is 12.1 to 15.1, in addition I have been having dizzy spells and this explains this as well. I was in the doctors office just this last Friday, not 5 days ago and I neglected to tell the doctor of the dizziness thinking it was not a big deal and now I guess it is. I have had low iron issues in the past which have been resolved and now I need to figure out what is causing this issue, how naive of me not to mention this to the doctor. Well I have since taken my first step I have contacted the dr's office to advise, lets hope all is well.

  
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COMPUCATHY 7/23/2011 10:31PM

    Yep, you definitely need to get to the cause of that and get some correction. I had the same problem before my hysterectomy. Mine was just due to my cycle being crazy. The hysterectomy fixed that...but I had to get a few blood transfusions to up my hemoglobin before I could have the surgery. Now that I'm over a year past my surgery, I've started giving blood...like you...my way of "giving back." Wishing you the best. Thank you for your encouragement! I hope you're having a great weekend! Keep up the good work! Spark on! emoticon

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MINKABONET 7/13/2011 5:20PM

    It's great you care about others enough to try and donate your blood. Hopefully the dizziness is caused in from what you described. Have tried to give blood but can't because I start feeling weird/dizzy right as they're taking it from me.

Please take good care of yourself, keep your iron up and your water intake high and all the best to you :)

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45KELLY 7/13/2011 4:50PM

    I'm always afraid to go in because of this. I think I'll try! Thanks!

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KA_JUN 7/13/2011 4:01PM

    Hey, at least you tried donating and now know a possible culprit for your dizzy spells. Get checked out, feel better, and you'll be able to donate another day. Thank you for being a donor!

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KA_JUN 7/13/2011 3:59PM

    Hey, at least you tried donating and now know a possible culprit for your dizzy spells. Get checked out, feel better, and you'll be able to donate another day. Thank you for being a donor!

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MRE1956 7/13/2011 3:45PM

    I've been having problems getting to the donation centers lately.....once for low hemo (note to self: don't attempt to donate the very first day you're eligible!), another due to mixups at the donation center - and I had another opportunity denied to me as I'll be out of the area :( - not being able to donate REALLY bums me out, as I'm sure it does for you.....

More than likely the hemoglobin issue can be easily resolved......just be patient.....

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REKMOM 7/13/2011 2:55PM

    Take it one day at a time!

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