Woohoooo, I did it!!! I donated 0,5 liter today, and I feel so great and proud!
Just had the checkup, so I either get a message that my blood is not fit to donate, or I get an invitation to donate. Quite exciting, but also a bit scary.
Signed up to be a donor! Next up: Plan an appointment to check if my blood is fit for donation.
Well. Actually not done. I'm not eligible to give blood unless I don't have sex with my husband for three months - because he once had sex with another man, like 13 years ago. So. Yeah.
Appointment made to give blood at 12:15 on Friday 18th May 2018
I became a blood donor a few years ago and have just donated my 19th pint. It's something that I spent way too long thinking about before I actually did it and to anyone who's 'thinking about it' just do it. It doesn't hurt, it's easy, you get free biscuits, or crisps, orange squash (or a hot drink) and damn it feels good to know that you might just have helped to save a life.
went to the Center, got rejected for tooth intervention in the last 3 months
will get back on it!
I went to give blood on Monday January 8th for the first time. However, my iron level wasn't high enough and I wasn't allowed to. The nurse told me that I will be allowed to try again on March 5. I hope it will work out next time !
Are you supposed to know your blood type first?
Arranged an appointment for 6 November
I'm not currently allowed to give blood in America because I lived in England for more than 3 months (I was actually born in England and Immigrated to America a few years ago) 😭😭
There was a mad cow disease break out in England and at this moment in time, you have to be dead and have a section of your brain removed to be tested to see if you carry it. So, until there is a screening for it for the living, I can't donate here.
While I'm a bit gutted, I'm happy I at least tried!
Donated blood and almost passed out again!
I actually signed up to be a plasma donor and donated today for the first time!
Donated again today.
Blood pressure 111/74, pulse 90, iron 125 (for a minimum of 120).
Successfully donated blood on 6/2/16.
Can't be a donor so...done, I guess.
took me 10 min. only ..... ill do it after 6 months
For now it's due for the 12/11!
I have only done this once. I have had inadequate iron levels since. Once my iron levels are good I will do it again.
So it's been a while since my first donation! I just came back from Japan where I had lots of meat, fish and tofu so figured my iron levels would be good right now and I could take advantage of it. They were - 131 grams of haemoglobin per litre. My blood pressure was 135/87 and my heart rate was 94 (a bit nervous again). This chocolate milk was my reward, along with one of their famous cookies, a small milkshake and a keyring with my blood type (O+) on it.
I sold plasma yesterday -- does that count? ;-)
I've just made an appointment to give blood on Tuesday, 01 March 2016
Appointment booked at the local blood drive 28th June (no earlier appointments and can't travel until driving test passed).
11/01/16 - Nearly fainted afterwards but I would love to do it again!
Booked appointment for next week