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Not weight-loss related: Donating Blood

Postby Karma » Thu Jan 03, 2008 5:05 pm

I'd just like to put a little post up requesting anyone who can to consider donating blood. New donors are always wanted and it is really rewarding. Your donation can save up to 3 lives. The number is 13 14 95 to make an appointment or find out where your nearest blood bank is.

Thanks all ;)
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Postby zeedeveelgirl » Thu Jan 03, 2008 6:29 pm

I really wish I could donate blood :( Unfortunately I can't because I lived in the UK when the whole mad cow thing was going on. Surely I would have become a mad cow by now if I was going to?! Oh, wait... :twisted: :twisted: :lol:
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Postby shelbel » Thu Jan 03, 2008 9:22 pm

LOL @ Em!

I went to do it last year but couldnt cos i had gotten a new tattoo, so i have to wait now, cant rememeber till when tho, i thought they were goona send a letter!
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Postby electrongirl » Thu Jan 03, 2008 10:07 pm

This is one of those things I keep saying I will do and just keep forgetting.

And I really should because only 4% of people have my blood type so I bet they don't have alot of it....

hmmmm I think I might call them tomorrow!
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Postby Rustie » Thu Jan 03, 2008 10:17 pm

I have ven blood afew times. But sadly for my I have been diagnosed with Von Willebrands disease which afects my clotting. Im also O neg so wish i could do it again but i cant :(
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Postby GoddessInside » Thu Jan 03, 2008 10:40 pm

It was only after my sisters car accident in 06 ( she needed 7 blood transfusions ) that I realised how important it is to donate blood. Even after what I have seen my sister go through and how she was saved Im unable to donate. I cant stand the sight of blood, it makes me violently ill.

So from a family member whose loved one has been saved, thank you to all blood donors. You guys truly are life savers :)
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Postby grugwashere » Thu Jan 03, 2008 11:43 pm

i would love to donate blood but unfortunatelty i am addicted to ink, if i ever manage to make it more than twelve months without a tattoo i will go do it!
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Postby electrongirl » Thu Jan 03, 2008 11:44 pm

I just signed up on their website to donate!!
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Postby Jisgone » Fri Jan 04, 2008 1:02 am

i have a blood clotting disorder too so i cant give blood either, they dont want mine!
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Postby ellecee » Fri Jan 04, 2008 5:35 am

Thanks Karma, great thread... it's one of those things I keep meaning to do. Going to ring today :)
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Postby Mandie » Fri Jan 04, 2008 7:45 am

Something I've gotta do too.. went to Thailand and Vietnam last year so I had to wait 12 months, but should be right again soon to donate :)

I like donating at the Perth city one (on wellington street), on Monday and Wednesday evenings they are open until 8pm, and after 5pm they have free pizza :D
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Postby SarahC » Fri Jan 04, 2008 8:30 am

I would love to donate, but I am petrified of needles. I only realised how badly after a blood test that I had recently... I was a blubbering mess of tears and I needed two nurses, one to hold me down and the other to stick the needle in. My arm aches just thinking about it :(

What a wimp I am. There's worse things in the world, I am sure the people needing the blood are in a lot worse pain than I would be :?
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Postby Jane85 » Fri Jan 04, 2008 8:39 am

i've donated a few time but am really overdue to go again, thankies for the kick up the butt :)
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Postby Karma » Fri Jan 04, 2008 4:17 pm

Thanks for the wonderful response from all of you :) Here's hoping we can all make a difference in someone else's life while we're making a difference in our own.
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Postby electrongirl » Fri Jan 04, 2008 7:40 pm

well I am booked in to donate at 9am on Sunday the 20th January!
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