Wednesday, October 27, 2010
So I donate blood as plasma one time per week. Unfortunately, something I did not know is that you can only do this for about one year, before the veins on your arm start to collapse and hide deeper in your arm. I crap you not! I had heard this happens to junkies, which is why they end up shooting up in their legs or toes. I am not a druggie, and do not do smack. However, it can happen in hospital blood donation settings too, which I did not know. I wish someone had warned me of this when I started. Yesterday, I went to donate, and nothing would come out of my arms! They stuck me three times, and nothing would hit the tube! If this happens three times in a row, you have to be off the donate list for a year, before you can re apply. Sucks, I have gotten used to an extra $100 per month. The body has many amazing healing powers, it does not know good blood loss from bad, and stops it.