Deferred, because I stuck myself with a needle (Maggie's mio) after she did her site. So... Mid November. I have to wait until next year.
It took them a while to decide if I could actually give blood because of my travel and sickness history, but finally...done, and next appointment booked as well!
I donate blood regularly, I think it's important to keep up and keep it in mind.
This donation put me at one gallon donated.
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.