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22/02/2013 at 08:46
Every time the advert comes on the radio I always think that I should give blood but never get round to it.
My mam used to give blood all the time when I was a kid, I remember going to the clinic with her, not sure if she still does it.
22/02/2013 at 08:51
I have a huge phobia of needles going in to that part of the arm, stems from many a blood test, giving blood and some bad experiences, I have to have blood tests from my hand or top of my wrist. So no I don't do it and I'm not sure I can anyway because I have had a transfusion in the past? If I didn't have the phobia I would consider it, I have some family members who do it regularly.
22/02/2013 at 08:53
No, I don't. When the donor van is in town, it always seems to fall in the 4 month period where i've just had a tattoo or piercing. I might quit getting inked for awhile so I can donate.
I encourage people to go though, and I have one friend who is terrified of needles, who goes in my place.
C had a few transfusions as a newborn, so i know how important it is.
22/02/2013 at 08:59
No, but not by choice. I had a blood transfusion so am unable to do so.
I'm ashamed to say I don't and with no reason not too. I may actually make this my aim for Easter as I said I have no willpower to give things up!
22/02/2013 at 09:02
Yes I do. It saved Sophie's life.
22/02/2013 at 09:30
I do but havent been able to donate for one reason or another in about 3 years.
22/02/2013 at 09:35
Yes I do and have done for 20 years now.
22/02/2013 at 09:52
You have inspired me to do it. I've just registered with them
I've never qualified to donate but it's something I'd love to do. I keep trying to persuade my H to, especially as I reckon he has a quite rare blood type (assuming this, he doesn't know but going by Theo's and mine and what possible one he could be!)
22/02/2013 at 10:03
Yes, when they want it. I have to be 2 years clear of my thyroid drugs before they'll let me again, and i'm only one year clear.
22/02/2013 at 10:19
Yes I do. Well I did for years but when TTC I found out that it isn't advised. TTC took 2 years and I'm now pregnant so can't, but will do again once I'm able. I think it's really important.
22/02/2013 at 10:24
I give every 12 weeks. I cannot believe that by simply giving up 30 mins every few months I could be saving lives. When the kids are a bit older and I have more time I am going to look into donating platelets which takes 1.5hours
22/02/2013 at 10:29
I haven't done, but I have recently signed up to a couple of months ago following some posts on here - I'm just waiting to hear about any near me, although I'm not sure it's the best idea since my iron levels are usually a bit borderline.
22/02/2013 at 10:32
They will test you there and then DD and make a decision if you can go ahead.
I do following on from Catarinas post.
I want to encourage more people to do it. Its so simple, but you are saving lives when you do it.
22/02/2013 at 11:07
I intend to once baby is here and I'm allowed to
22/02/2013 at 12:03
I used to.
I cant now as i had a transfusion when i miscarried x
22/02/2013 at 12:13
My friend works for the blood service and keeps telling me to go, iv been a few times but then iv been pregnant or its been the first year of Los life so not been able to go. Iv told her to let me know when she's in my local area
22/02/2013 at 12:33
Yes, I have done for about ten years and will again once my son is 6 months old and I'm allowed again. I know lots of people want to but can't so intend to keep doing it as I've no excuse not to! Good to think that half an hour can save lives (plus you get a biscuit...)
22/02/2013 at 12:35
My youngest had a blood transfusion last month so I'm very aware of how important it is and feel very grateful that my little girl had blood available thanks to so many people donating their blood. I used to give blood but stopped when I nearly fainted after each session, I am not frightened of needles but it was the actual blood coming out of me that made me feel so sick, I don't know how I can address this to be able to donate again?
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