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Old 01-18-2008, 10:24 PM   #1
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Any Blood Donors?
Ran by the hospital blood drive on my way out of work and got talked into the hemonetics (double donation) machine. Just wondering how many knitters are blood donors and maybe I can inspire someone to become a donor. It really isn't painful and you save a life - the reason I do the hemonetics is that my blood goes to NICU babies.
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Old 01-18-2008, 11:04 PM   #2
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my work does blood drives all the time. I can't though. I don't weigh enough. We have some co-workers with kids with blood disorders so the co-workers give blood as way to support them
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Old 01-18-2008, 11:25 PM   #3
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i give when I can, but lately my iron has been too low and they won't let me.
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Old 01-18-2008, 11:46 PM   #4
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I was a multi gallon donor, then something happened and they told me to not bother coming in anymore
No blood diseases, no auto immune, one tattoo, but it was done the right way, so I have never gone back.
Also, since I cannot donate, they also will not hire me as a Phlebotic Nurse, or even an intake nurse
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Old 01-19-2008, 12:12 AM   #5
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I was a multi gallon donor, then something happened and they told me to not bother coming in anymore
No blood diseases, no auto immune, one tattoo, but it was done the right way, so I have never gone back.
Also, since I cannot donate, they also will not hire me as a Phlebotic Nurse, or even an intake nurse
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How odd.... I am a nurse and never heard of such a thing. Aren't you curious as to WHY? I would want to know.

I am a double cell doner, every three months I give 2 units, they spin off the cells and reinfuse the plasma. I've lost track of how many gallons.
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Old 01-19-2008, 12:18 AM   #6
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I used to, then I moved and couldn't find a time and place here, then I got pregnant, then I was breastfeeding, then pregnant again, then breastfeeding, then pregnant, and yet again breastfeeding. Ugh. It's been 9 years now! I keep seeing blood drives and think I should do it again, but then I remember that I can't while I'm breastfeeding (iron issues)! Argh. Give me a year and I'll go back!

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Old 01-19-2008, 12:29 AM   #7
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I have donated over 5 gallons of blood and have started donating double units of plasma. It's quite rewarding.
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'Thank you', from a person who has been on the receiving end of a blood donation on more than one occasion.

Because of the medical problems, I can't. But I'd be there as often as I could if they'd let me.
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Old 01-19-2008, 11:00 AM   #9
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I have given blood once and it made me pass out for hours and vomit- I haven't done it since BUT I have volunteered at the blood donor clinic giving people juice and cookies, so if I can't give blood at least I can help those who can!
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I did when I was 17 and 18. I got the trainee the first time I went, but they made my arm go into cramp - missed the vein and had the tourniquet on too tight. As a result I acquired a bit of a phobia about it and the next time I went I nearly fainted so they said they didn't want responsibility for me being sick or becoming unconscious so they took me off the list - and I'm O- so I thought they'd want my blood
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