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post Apr 7 2006, 04:16 PM
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I gave blood for the first time this afternoon! I now get to wear my blood doners t-shirt without lying tongue.gif
Apparently I have very awkward veins. The guy had trouble finding the right vein on either arm and had to get a more senior lady to come over and help. Then they stuck a needle in me, which stung and made my fingers feel all lethargic biggrin.gif I brought my palm top along so I could read, but ended up showing it to the nurse lady watching over me and having a game of monopoly with her laugh.gif I suppose I was lying there for about ten minutes, feeling fine and alert, until a minute or two until I was finished when I felt my heart rate go up, then felt all flushed and nauseous. It felt strange, as I had 3 or 4 nurses come around me, getting a wet towel for my forhead and propping my legs up under a big cusion thing. It passed after a few minutes; I hadn't noticed them taking the needle out of my arm and pushing on my wound hole (gosh, that sounded dirty >.> lol). I was then made to lay down for 10 mintues as they didn't want me getting up and then falling over a few feet from the bed!
My arm hurts now (I can just about bend it without hurt), and I feel feak and weeble! Just walked home, which was an ordeal!
And now I need to lie down rolleyes.gif

Who else has given blood? How many times? What was it like for you guys? (Did you feel all flushed and nauseous?).


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post Apr 7 2006, 05:17 PM
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Eat a large meal with spinach (or broccoli) and red meat, and take an iron tablet. That's what I always do every time I try to donate. Of course, I'm anemic so the iron loss is a lot worse for me, but those effects you're having sound a lot like what I get when I get too low.

I try donating every now and then in the futile hopes that there will someday be a nurse who can not only find a vein, but actually tap it for more than half a bag of blood. I not only have deeply positioned veins, mine also don't take well to needles. Half a bag of blood is currently the most I've been able to donate.


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i donate as often as i can. i have a donar card so i get sped to the top, yep no waiting for narthies blood. im also o positive so im the international donar.


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post Apr 7 2006, 05:34 PM
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I'd like to be able to, but I read the pamphlet the first time they were at the student union and I'm not allowed...ever!
I have a friend who, when asked why she gives blood (because they do that, apparently), she tells them it's because so many of her friends can't!


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post Apr 7 2006, 05:35 PM
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I'm AB Negative. That's why I keep trying to donate, even though it has been a waste of mine and the nurse's time so far.

Wish they could take from my wrist.....that's the only place any doctor/nurse has been able to successfully draw a decent quantity of blood from me.


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post Apr 7 2006, 08:23 PM
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I have donated twice, and am planning on doing so again on the 13th of April. I want to continue doing it as a regular thing- I am only 17, and almost pass out every time, but I am determined biggrin.gif


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post Apr 7 2006, 08:59 PM
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I haven't been able to donate yet, though I'd like to. Ever since I've been old enough, I've always either had a piercing within the last 6 months, or have been on anti-coagulants. Going to try again soon, though, now that I've been off of the anti-coagulants for a long time and can't remember the last time I had a piercing. My blood *should* be normal and all healthy and stuff by now, one would think! But if not, then oh well. I can say that I tried...my blood is just stupid. dry.gif I'd only want to donate if it was healthy, anyway, obviously.

I had to go in and get blood drawn once a month (sometimes several times a month) for a year, but never as much as people get taken when they give blood. The ladies who work in the Interpath lab in the hospital here know my veins by now, which is vaguely odd...but useful if I go in to give blood, I suppose, since I think they're the ones who do it when there are blood drives here in town.


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post Apr 7 2006, 10:49 PM
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I'm deffinately going again! I don't know what blood type I am, but my dad is O pos, which is probably what I gots. I was talking to my dad about his blood donations; he's done it at least 30 times, but most of those were in Singapore or elsewhere when he was in the navy; according to British records he has only given 8 times, so no pins for my dad! He was telling me that when he gave blood in Singapore he got a nice cold can of beer afterwards, though! laugh.gif
I hope I either have my dads so anyone can have it, or a rare one so I can go give blood lots of times and help people with other rare types!

At least now I know for sure I have neither fear of needles nor my own blood smile.gif

QUOTE (Feyliya @ Apr 7 2006, 06:17 PM)
Eat a large meal with spinach (or broccoli) and red meat, and take an iron tablet.  That's what I always do every time I try to donate.  Of course, I'm anemic so the iron loss is a lot worse for me, but those effects you're having sound a lot like what I get when I get too low.

I try donating every now and then in the futile hopes that there will someday be a nurse who can not only find a vein, but actually tap it for more than half a bag of blood.  I not only have deeply positioned veins, mine also don't take well to needles.  Half a bag of blood is currently the most I've been able to donate.

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I'll bear that in mind, thanks! I made sure I'd had a hearty meal before hand, but I'll be sure to go buy some iron tablets or next time. They said I had enough iron (my blood sank very quickly in the solution). My dad has deep veins too, so it's his fault I have awkward veins!
I'm sorry to hear you can't donate as much as you'd like, it must suck sad.gif

QUOTE (Sir_Psycho_Sexy @ Apr 7 2006, 06:34 PM)
I'd like to be able to, but I read the pamphlet the first time they were at the student union and I'm not allowed...ever!
I have a friend who, when asked why she gives blood (because they do that, apparently), she tells them it's because so many of her friends can't!
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I don't know if I could donate blood. First off, I'm too young, so if I can when I'm older I will. I asked my father what my blood type is and he isn't sure. >_o I think O negative. But I would like to do it if I could. I know my mother couldn't but I don't know if that was just after her cancer treatments, and my father can't because he had viral encephalitis that he (thankfully) survived. My veins suck. No one likes taking blood from me because they have a hard time finding a place to take it from. One time I was supposed to be hooked up to an IV, just because of protocol, but because of poor circulation it wasn't done... I didn't mind though. tongue.gif


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post Apr 8 2006, 07:22 AM
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I'm coming up on 9 or 10 times now, I only felt the way you described once and that was my own fault for not eating prior, and trying to work too hard after. I'm far too normal for this thread it seems as my veins are easy to find and the nurses always comment that they have no trouble taking the full amount from me. I am blood type B positive which always makes me laugh smile.gif


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QUOTE (Rykan @ Apr 7 2006, 10:49 PM)
QUOTE (Feyliya @ Apr 7 2006, 06:17 PM)
Eat a large meal with spinach (or broccoli) and red meat, and take an iron tablet.  That's what I always do every time I try to donate.  Of course, I'm anemic so the iron loss is a lot worse for me, but those effects you're having sound a lot like what I get when I get too low.

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I'll bear that in mind, thanks! I made sure I'd had a hearty meal before hand, but I'll be sure to go buy some iron tablets or next time. They said I had enough iron (my blood sank very quickly in the solution). My dad has deep veins too, so it's his fault I have awkward veins!


I drink Guinness before I donate. Its been three times now, and I mostly go for the free tea and biscuits.


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QUOTE (Rykan @ Apr 7 2006, 10:49 PM)
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QUOTE (Feyliya @ Apr 7 2006, 11:35 AM)
I'm AB Negative.  That's why I keep trying to donate, even though it has been a waste of mine and the nurse's time so far.

Wish they could take from my wrist.....that's the only place any doctor/nurse has been able to successfully draw a decent quantity of blood from me.

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you might want to consider asking if they are allowed to take the blood from an iv. i know ive have blood drawn via iv, but im not sure abot the possibilities for donating. its wroth a shot to give it a try, tell them about your problem the next time you donate and see if you cant se an iv.


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QUOTE (monkey_called_narth @ Apr 8 2006, 07:59 AM)
you might want to consider asking if they are allowed to take the blood from an iv. i know ive have blood drawn via iv, but im not sure abot the possibilities for donating. its wroth a shot to give it a try, tell them about your problem the next time you donate and see if you cant se an iv.
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Every time I go in to donate and say that I've had multiple problems donating and that I'd like it if I could try something else, the nurse gets a maniac gleam in his/her eye and says, "Well, they must not have been very good, then". Then they proceed to attempt to tap the ligament in my right arm because for some reason part of it stands right up and feels just like a vein when you probe my elbow.

Of course, I haven't tried to donate in Seattle yet, so nurses here might have fewer ego problems. That would be nice.... I may not feel the pricking and the moving around of the needle while it's going on (unless they succeed in poking that ligament....that hurts like hell), but I sure do feel the bruise that forms afterwards.


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QUOTE (bryden42 @ Apr 8 2006, 08:22 AM)
I'm coming up on 9 or 10 times now, I only felt the way you described once and that was my own fault for not eating prior, and trying to work too hard after. I'm far too normal for this thread it seems as my veins are easy to find and the nurses always comment that they have no trouble taking the full amount from me. I am blood type B positive which always makes me laugh smile.gif
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I'll know what to do next time! I had a proper meal before and went and sat down afterwards, but being a first time I suppose it was bound to happen.
Why does being B positive make you laugh?

QUOTE (MrTeapot @ Apr 8 2006, 12:28 PM)
I drink Guinness before I donate. Its been three times now, and I mostly go for the free tea and biscuits.
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I had thought of that, but alas! I don't like Guiness!

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Rykan, say B positive out loud a few times, then you'll get why bryden is amused. wink.gif


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QUOTE (candice @ Apr 8 2006, 11:16 PM)
Rykan, say B positive out loud a few times, then you'll get why bryden is amused.  wink.gif
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QUOTE (Rykan @ Apr 9 2006, 12:45 AM)
Oh... yeah... silly me ^.^'
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I tried once about two years ago and they turned me down for being underweight! I'm hardly stick thin or anything...I'm about 8 1/2 stone which i'd consider to be pretty normal for my height. Anyway, I've remained that weight consistently since then so I haven't gone back yet. Plus, I haven't heard about them being in the area for ages. I might look into it...


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I've given blood twice. The second time they took the blood really quickly and I fainted after, which was a strangely enjoyable experience. They said they didn't want me to give blood again for a while, but it's been about a year and a half now, so I might give again soon.


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I haven't fainted after giving, but I get the sparkles and the dimming of sound as though I am about to pass out- I agree Nov, it is strangely fun.


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I wasn't donating, I was getting blood taken, but fainting scared me! sad.gif


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I've given blood twice. I'm blood type A+. (Nothing really special there.) I don't anticipate that I'll be giving blood again any time soon. First off, I hate needles. Secondly the American Red Cross Donation Eligibility Guidelines say, "...You should not give blood if you have AIDS or have ever had a positive HIV test, or if you have done something that puts you at risk for becoming infected with HIV... You are at risk for getting infected if you:... are a male who has had sexual contact with another male, even once, since 1977..." (American Red Cross Blood Donation Eligibility Guidelines) I'm not HIV positive, but "sexual contact" is ambiguous. I'm fairly certain that they'd recommend not donating if it is questionable...

Not to go off on a tangent, but one of my friends pointed out that according to these guidelines, a woman who slept with a different man every month is not advised against donation yet a long-term, monogamous gay couple who got tested regularly for HIV "should not give blood because they are at risk to become infected with HIV." sleep.gif"


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Not to go off on a tangent, but one of my friends pointed out that according to these guidelines, a woman who slept with a different man every month is not advised against donation yet a long-term, monogamous gay couple who got tested regularly for HIV "should not give blood because they are at risk to become infected with HIV." "


I ampathise with your point here Feral but can explain why this in place:

It is partly based on initial observations of the "gay scene" and the promiscuity observed there. which led to fears about the ability of the aids virus to spread rapidly amongst the gay community. It fails horrendously to take into account the promicuity present in any late teen culture, or the amount of gay people that are not involved in "the scene" and are part of a monogamous relationship.

It is also based upon the fact that the aids virus is more communicable when anal sex is involved, not sure why! but there is something about the anal passage that the aids virus finds easier to transfer into. Given that anal sex is a more prevalent way of intercourse amongst the male gay community they are, as a group, more suseptible to infection. This does not take into consideration heterosexual couples engaging in anal sex or again, monogamous gay couples or adequate sexual protection.

Just as an aside did you know that AIDS was originally called GRIDS (gay related immune defficiency syndrome) before it was realised that it was not restricted to the gay community (Info from wikipedia). Not entirely sure why these otherwise learned people would assume that it was an entirely gay issue, like a virus would have sexual preference preferences!


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QUOTE (bryden42 @ Apr 10 2006, 09:46 AM)
It is also based upon the fact that the aids virus is more communicable when anal sex is involved, not sure why! but there is something about the anal passage that the aids virus finds easier to transfer into.
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Not entirely sure about this, but I think it's got something to do with semen being absorbed into the blood stream easier or the fact that the tissue in the anal passage isn't as strong as that in the vaginal passage an so more suseptable to tearing. Something like that at anyrate.


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