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- Jun 24, '10 by ChattyboxI used too but I don't anymore. I just get too sick afterwards.
- Jun 24, '10 by RNperdiemNo. underweight.
- Jun 24, '10 by emnicamsI 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.
- Jun 24, '10 by Nicole2010I 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.
- Jun 24, '10 by MrWarmHeartedNo. 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.
- Jun 24, '10 by perfectbluebuildingsI 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.
- Jun 24, '10 by DeLana_RNMy 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.
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
- Jun 28, '10 by LynM75I 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...