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Uuugh! Blood! MINE! Therefore stays in MY body! I HATE NEEDLES!
Kinda my opinion, I can't say it's changed, but I made the decision to donate blood this morning.
What makes it all the more special is that I quite easily faint at the sight of blood, as the few that join #warhammerfun would know.
Of course, I was a bit of an 'attention seeker' as the nurses called me, and one look down at the bag was all it took.
I had a nice wet cloth on my forehead when I came too, apparently I was only out for a few seconds. I didn't dare to take another look, and ended up walking away feeling quite fine after the ordeal.
If I wasn't writing this right now I could honestly say I'm not feeling many side effects. Of course, remembering that incident isn't helping me.
I am just wondering who has also donated blood, and who refuses to?
Great for you! When I was at Texas A&M-University-Commerce, I gave every time the Carter Bloodcare people came in thier huge touring buses. I never feinted, but I know people who are the same way about blood as you. No biggie. It's great to give blood and you feel better knowing you have helped save a life or two. Also (in my experience), you get a free t-shirt (always handy to us poor college students) and some snacks and juice (mmmmmmm..yum yum). On those days, that was lunch. hehe
I try to donate blood everytime the bloodmobile comes around my workplace (after all, I am still getting paid by my company to go out there and give it up). But that's not why I do it.
'The life you save may be your own' it applies to this as well, whatever your blood type, it is only in your best interest to make sure that your local blood bank has some available!!
Good post psteve, whatever your personal reasons, anything that raises awareness about issues like this deserve respect and at the very least what little reputation I can offer you.
I'm not allowed to as my family lived in the UK when I was a little kid and everyone who lived in the UK before the 90s is not allowed to donate blood or organs in Australia due to the risk of them carrying MAD COW DISEASE :mellow:
I haven't shown any symptoms yet
Pity I can't donate, as I have never had a phobia of needles.
Last edited by Kahoolin; June 3rd, 2005 at 07:24.
Omg that is so true! When we were filling all the forms robotnik, they asked us if we'd been to england in about 7 different ways! Little weird isn't it? Hmmm, fair enough safety measure, maybe. Oh, and a phobia to needles is just annoying, I know nothing's going to go wrong or anything, but I just freak out. I was looking completely away, and was still hyperventillating nstuff. Glad it's over. Now I just have to wait 3 months... (the legal time between donations)
edit: robotnik: the nurses said john howard is donating. woah :huh:
Sounds like one of my college roomies, Robotnik. Poor guy is ready and willing to donate, and they won't let him.Originally Posted by robotnik
Personally, I've donated about half a gallon so far just at my college in the last two years. I tend to donate blood platlets (I think that that is what it's called. It's the machine that recyles your blood back into you after they take out the red stuff. Truth be told, it's cool, and the sensation of cold liquid being pushed back up into you is a trip). I'm also signed up as a bone marrow donner, but that issue has never arisen yet. As a doctor's brat who's spent some time in the hospital on both ends of the hospital gown, giving blood really doesn't bother me all that much.
I dunno man, as a 6'2" latino I always seems to get plenty of attention when I show up, and since I'm a universal giver, I might as well try to help as many people out as I can.
Besides, after you're done, it only takes a pint to get ya hammered! ^_-
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i have the same fear of needles. a few years ago i had to be held down to have a floo jab i went all tense when i had it and that's the worst thing you could do besides wriggling around
hurt for hours.
but im sure who ever got that blood would thank you if they could. after all you could of saved someones life!
Oooh it's got chicken legs!
I have never actually given blood but I keep meaning to. Its a great deal in Ireland though because they give you a pint of Guinness here after you have donated. Something about replacing the iron in your body!
Where else but Ireland would they give you alcohol as a reward for donating blood..............
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Personally, seeing my blood flowing through the tube and into the bag doesn't bother me.
The part I hate is the needle itself. I cannot watch it when the nurse puts it in. I can look at it after, but not during insertion.
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dude! I'm so moving to Ireland...Originally Posted by chemicalcaveman
seriously, donating blood is a "Good Thing"(TM), well done to you. If only there were blood buses here, I'd donate as well. as it is though, it's a major hassle to get to somewhere I can do that, without spending a small fortune in travels...