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Another milestone reached!

Thursday, November 01, 2012

I gave blood today. That's a big deal for me. I've never been able to do it before.

In the past I've been turned down for:

low iron
fast pulse
constricted veins
medication use
severe illness
poor general health

There was only one time in the past that they even tried to stick my arm - and when they did they found it impossible to get an entire pint out of me. They gave up before the bag was even half full.

So, today is the first time I have ever been healthy enough to give blood and I donated the full amount with no trouble at all.

In 1996 I almost bled to death. I had a hemorrhage situation and received 4 units of blood. I am thankful to all the people who made that infusion possible. I've wanted to give blood since that time, and finally I can.

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
REVSERENA 3/23/2013 1:59PM

    Woo Hoo! It really is awesome isn't it!

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ILOVEMALI 11/4/2012 1:22AM


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MEWHENRYSMAMA 11/2/2012 6:40PM

    Great to hear from you!
And to hear you reached a milestone!
Good for you and for someone who will need that blood!
Hope to hear from you again, soon, Michael!

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BONNIE627 11/2/2012 12:14PM

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HIPPICHICK1 11/2/2012 11:57AM

    That is quite the milestone!
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SLIMLEAF 11/2/2012 10:57AM

    Hey, Michael, that's excellent news! Talk about a non-scale victory! That's got to be one of the best n.s.v.s that I've heard of!


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PIXIEWIXIE 11/2/2012 8:21AM

    This is a great turn of events! I'm so happy for you!

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PRUPLEBEAR 11/2/2012 5:14AM


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KATHY_NATURELVR 11/1/2012 11:07PM

    That's awesome!

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LEAN-N-LEXY 11/1/2012 9:47PM

    I cannot begin to imagine how great that must feel. I've been turned away; it's a humiliating feeling. How wonderful to be able to give back, Michael.

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NORWOODGIRL 11/1/2012 8:35PM

    Congratulations on the improvement of your own health. That is an incredible success.
Congratulations on paying forward (and back) the gift of blood.
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PERFECTLY_LIFE 11/1/2012 8:12PM

    Aww...Congratulations! That is so awesome!
I have crappola veins, so I can't donate...
So I am always in awe of those who do!
Says so much about your health!

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WORLDSERIES11 11/1/2012 6:45PM

    emoticon for being able to achieve a goal, and such an important one!!
Good for you wanting to give back in honor of those who helped you!!
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DEL-AND-COMPANY 11/1/2012 6:30PM

  emoticon Killer, bud! I've known a couple people that were "awakened" by not being able to donate. I saw the same look in their eyes everytime...It was like watching a door close. So I'm glad for you and proud of you. It IS a big deal to get back to being able to give life to others! emoticon

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