I gave blood for the fourth time on Thursday and had a mixed experience
They also had the scales in the middle of the room which was a bit humiliating... but also a good incentive for me to lose! I'm tired of always being embarrassed of being weighed in public...
the girl interviewing me was incredibly rude.
I hadn't donated in two years because I had a bad experience the last time (the needles wasn't put in properly, making the whole process really painful and i was bruised for weeks all over my arm) and i hadn't been very healthy the following year, constantly run down and picking up viruses.
so i basically got given attitude that i hadn't been in a while, which i thought was a bit harsh as she doesn't know anything about my life
she was then generally rude, telling me i looked incredibly pale and unwell - i was feeling the best i had in weeks! i'm just naturally a bit pasty
And then when it came to what medication i was on... she was all "well i'm guessing the pill?" which I thought was incredibly rude and presumptuous!
it really made me feel awful about the whole experience... and she kept making me repeat my weight to her, despite her having read it off the scales herself.
Luckily she wasn't taking my blood or i'd have been a bit scared!
everyone else there was LOVELY! The lady who did my needle, and everyone else, was so sweet!
Definitely made up for the other woman.
I'll be going back every 12 weeks now, and if my veins decide they want to get a bit fatter (the only thing i dnt mind getting fatter.. apart from my wallet!) i'll go more regularly and give plasma!