Do you donate blood? - page 4

by pna2388

Hi, I am a rising 4th year nursing student doing a project for a statistics class and am designing an experiment to see if there is a correlation between being a nurse and donating blood. I would really appreciate any... Read More


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    I used too but I don't anymore. I just get too sick afterwards.
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    No. underweight.
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    I used to, but I get so sick afterward that I finally stopped. The last time, I spent the rest of the day lying down on the couch, because anytime I tried to get up, I almost fainted. Not fun.

    I donated for years without issue, so it's strange.
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    I use to donate blood, until my median nerve was hit during a donation. Luckily I was on vacation because I couldn't use my arm for 2 weeks with the pain, tingling, and feeling like my hand was in ice water all the time. Now, I still have periodic pain and tingling. I just can't take the risk.
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    I donate platelets and plasma (apheresis). I used to donate blood regularly but they wanted my platelets and plasma more! 131 donations and counting.
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    No. It is against Bible principles (Acts 15:28-29). Of course, we all want the best treatments possible - and although common, blood transfusions, are NOT the gold standard. Blood banks can NOT guarantee safety - why would anyone knowingly put themselves at risk? Additionally, there are blood alternatives now that are more safe and cost-effective.
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    I wish I could but I can't, don't weigh enough, did once just after 9/11 lied about my weight (stupid I know), and almost passed out later that day. I admire all you regular donors, it's so needed.
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    My blood type is O neg and I used to donate blood (and later platelets via apheresis) on a regular basis; then, a few years ago, I learned that I was no longer eligible because of a hypothetical risk of "Mad Cow Disease" due to living in Europe in the early 80's. Yeah, it's real likely I'll ever get Mad Cow Disease (especially since I don't eat meat) , but nevertheless it's the end of donating blood products for me

    It's too sad that many potential donors are rejected for sometimes questionable reasons, while so many eligible individuals refuse to ever consider donating. But if that weren't the case, there would be no shortages.

    DeLana

    P.S. For the survey: When I first donated I was 22 years old and worked as an office clerk. At the time, I did not think I would ever become a nurse, although I had always been interested in nursing/medicine. One motivation to donate blood was to help out during a blood shortage.
    Last edit by DeLana_RN on Jun 24, '10
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    I donate probably 2 times a year, no more than that, otherwise my Hb is too low and I get rejected if I try again too soon. The last time was a wash they only got half of what they needed and it had to be thrown out, what a shame, the vein stopped giving...


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