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Be a blood donor

Friday, March 04, 2011

I am a VIP blood donor, and recently was informed with my next donation, I will cross the 4 gallon mark. That's 8 pints per gallon and each pint can help 3 people... (drum roll) 96 people helped!
So here's a link to 56 reasons to donate blood (1 tip for each day between potential donations) and hoping you will also consider helping to save a life.

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HARMONY2011 4/5/2011 10:49PM

Kudos to you. I also have been a donor since I was 19. I cheated and drank a quart of water the first time so I could make weight of 110. Later that night I passed out while enrolling for college night classes. There is a reason for weight restrictions. I passed my 4 gallons last year. As a former teacher of high School Health Careers students and now a community coordinator, I get to give and encourage others. Thanks for posting this and bringing the awareness of need to the front of our consciousness.

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CATIATM 3/9/2011 1:02AM

    WOOT! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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ABSOLUTZER0 3/7/2011 8:04PM

    Woohoo! I used to be an avid blood donor myself. I had given 3 gallons and then I received a rash from the iodine and I have not returned since. *shakes head* My doctor said that if I ever give to make sure it is on one of my running rest days. He said if not, be prepared to pass out.

Big ups to you for that though. Blood donors are definitely needed!

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STRINGI719 3/7/2011 9:13AM

    You are amazing! I've always put it off due to my irrational needle issues, but I really need to do this! Much easier than growing my hair out for 2 years to donate it, and also MUCH easier than giving away my kidney! (I can be such a baby sometimes!)
OK, I just went online & searched for a local UBS location. Of course there's not one here in Deming (I figured as much!), but there IS one in Las Cruces an hour away. I usually go out there once a month anyway, so I need to schedule my first donation!!!

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LAURIEB27 3/6/2011 8:41AM

    That is so awesome!! I haven't been allowed to give this year because I was in Costa Rica in 2010 which is a high risk area for Malaria. I'll be able to give again after May 1 and I'll be right in line!!

Way to go with your donating! That is so awesome!!
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WANT2BEFIT10 3/5/2011 12:11PM

    I've donated a gallon in my lifetime...I've always felt strongly about being a donor...thanks for the link and great job!

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FUTUREYOGI 3/5/2011 6:52AM

    great job! I used to do this all the time, my employer has blood drives every 3 months right there in the office can't get any more convenient than that! But the last 5 times I went I couldn't donate because my iron count was too low, I will try again the next time there is a blood drive now that I'm eating much better the iron shouldn't be a problem anymore.

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    That is wonderful! emoticon

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SKIRNIR 3/4/2011 11:40PM

    I also recommend donating blood. It really is fairly pain free. (Not completely, but not anymore than a regular blood test at your doctor's office. Sometimes less, as they know what they are doing more.)

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MSCAPALDO 3/4/2011 11:25PM

    Great Job!! Thanks for the reminder emoticon

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