I'm slightly over the weight guideline, but I've never successfully donated blood. Heck, I warn them at the doctor's office that I can do three vials for a blood tests but I usually pass out after the fourth (even if I don't know it's the fourth).<quoted text>
I know, I miss those days.:-/
I rarely donate because it's such an effort. I come very close to passing out and then I'm useless the rest of the day. I've tried all the tricks--eating a big meal, donating while lying down, not looking at the blood, yadda yadda. Nothing helps.
#21 Apr 8, 2013
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Since: Jul 12
#22 Apr 8, 2013
I have no problem whatsoever giving blood, except 2 things. 1. It used to take forever b/c I have low blood pressure.
2. I get sick a couple of days after giving blood. Everytime. I think it really lowers my immunity.
So I don't give blood anymore. I've given enough over the years.
For whatever reason, if you don't give blood I feel that's okay. If you can give without a problem, I think you should try. Simple as that. No one should be put down or made feel less than if they don't, though.
“The two baby belly, please!”
Since: Sep 09
#23 Apr 8, 2013
Not even the cold pack on your forehead and back of the neck?
That does the trick for me; I just ask for them before they even bust out the squeezy ball.
“FD&S is no way to be.”
Since: Feb 13
#24 Apr 8, 2013
Some people who give blood act like they're giving a kidney or something. It's a very nice thing to do, but have some perspective.
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