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I Donate Blood

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    Helping Save Lives Is An Amazing Feeling. - i have donated blood once, about a month and a half ago. i plan to continue donating, as often as i can (every three months). i had...
    aussiedreamer aussiedreamer 18-21, F 4 Responses Apr 24, 2009

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    I Give Blood - I give blood.. I started because when my wife was giving birth to our second daughter. She had a cascerrian section they cut something and she was bleeding out. When...
    gdale01 gdale01 46-50, M 3 Responses Jun 18, 2012

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    My Cause - I have been donating blood since I could, which around here is about 18. My mom would always donate when she could, and I would go along on some trips to the blood bank...
    magicengr magicengr 36-40, M 1 Response Dec 26, 2012

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    Every 8 Weeks - I donate every 8 weeks. It is a great thing to do for others, and involves no 'thank you.' I only wish there were more donation centers or moblie blood drives. I...
    WildeOscar WildeOscar 51-55, M 5 Responses Oct 3, 2010

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    Just saying a huge thank you to all that donate!! I wouldn't be typing this today without life saving blood back in 2010. thank you!!
    Hawk77 Hawk77 36-40, F 1 Response Mar 25

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    Well, It Started Out... - I was a blood donor for my dad when he was having cancer surgery and the doctors told us the might need it.  It turned out I was not a match, but now...
    patchworkofmistakes patchworkofmistakes 26-30, F 2 Responses Dec 26, 2007

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    Sometimes The Silver Lining In A Dark Cloud - I try to donate whole blood every eight weeks, and I have been mostly successful at doing that for the past 22 years. Recently, I...
    WildeOscar WildeOscar 51-55, M 4 Responses Feb 8, 2011

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    Tonight - I am overdue to give blood but am scheduled to do so tonight. My parents and several of my friends are not able to donate so when I do, I feel that I am doing it for...
    solocelt solocelt 51-55, M 2 Responses Nov 20, 2012

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    I'm a member of the Red Cross Club on campus. It's fun to go in and donate blood besides doing all the other activities, but I think it'd be more fun to work for the Red Cross. I...
    AzaleaElise AzaleaElise 26-30, F 1 Response Jan 9

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    As Often As Possible - "If there's anything I can do to help, let me know." Is what people would say when they heard about the accident. "Yes," I'd reply, "please give blood." I...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Oct 22, 2012

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    Wary - I've only donated once before and I plan to again... I've got a boring blood type.. O negative.. I am a little wary about donating again though since even though stuff...
    WorldlySheep WorldlySheep 18-21, F 6 Responses Jul 10, 2008

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    I'm Giving Back What Was Given to Me - When I was just a baby I had to get a blood transfusion in order to live. I was just out of the womb and was dying. My mother also needed one...
    pinkspikes pinkspikes 22-25, F 1 Response Nov 18, 2007

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    Hells Yeah - About once in three months, I go with my friends to the local blood donation spot (what is it actually called?) and we chat, ferociously abuse the change to eat free...
    Fearofsilence Fearofsilence 18-21, F 3 Responses Dec 12, 2011

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    Proud To Donate Blood - I have just given my 25th donation and I am proud to do so. Its a pity more people don't.
    dizznee dizznee 41-45, M 4 Responses Feb 9, 2012

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    I Was Too Young And Too Naive... - I believe that donating blood is a tremendous act of kindness and for those of you who can still do it, I salute you! When I first was legally...
    SoulSucker SoulSucker 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 12, 2011

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    I donate today! I feel good hope my blood can save someone's life 😄
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Dec 8, 2013

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    Poisoners Of Plasma Donor Caught On Video Waiting In Ambush To Kill Their Victim - The Portland police are poisoners and framers Eric Carlson the cop was having an affair with my...
    WifePoisonedMe WifePoisonedMe 46-50, M Dec 17, 2012

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    I Visit the Vampire - I give blood as much as I can.  It's very easy for me.  I have good veins and my blood moves along quickly.  I have started give double red and...
    loopnscc loopnscc 46-50, M 3 Responses Jan 23, 2008

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    Matter of fact I'm donating a double helping of red blood cells on Wed. I'm not a huge fan of the needle, but I'm not afraid. I always ask the people if anyone's fainted lately...
    SDH1167 SDH1167 46-50, M Feb 16

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    Poisoners Confessions And Hospital Cover Ups In Writing - My wife Joan Wagar was hiding an affair with a Portland police officer named Eric Carlson, Eric Carlson was almost a twin...
    WifePoisonedMe WifePoisonedMe 46-50, M 1 Response Dec 21, 2012

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    I donated blood from when I was 18 until now. Unfortunately I most probably won't be able to donate anymore because I'm taking blood thinner tablets every day.
    boxersoff4u boxersoff4u 51-55, M 2 Responses Dec 10, 2013

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    I Used To Donate Blood... - Last time I donated blood was when I was in USAF in tech school. That's where you go after basic training and before your first duty assignment. If...
    prisoner1972 prisoner1972 36-40, M 1 Response Apr 29, 2013

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    I Want To So Bad - I used to give blood four to five times a year when I lived overseas but now that I am back in the United States I was refused. I was told that it is because I...
    Bellile Bellile 46-50, F 2 Responses Jul 11, 2013

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    I Love It.. Well, Kinda - I really like what I can do for others and as soon as I turned 17 I wanted to give blood. I finally did two months ago. It was really nerve-recking but I...
    SavedByGrace14 SavedByGrace14 22-25, F 4 Responses Aug 10, 2007

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    I have given loads of times. Once, as a young man, I was pathetic, and truly fancied the checkout girl at the supermarket. Of course, I never let on, or asked her out or anything...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Mar 20

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    I donated blood once. It was during high school. At first I was really scared about it because I don't like needles. But once I donated blood it wasn't so bad after all. And I felt...
    andreaespe andreaespe 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 9

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    First Time.. - Well, on 19th March 2K8, i gotta call from my friend Sathish.. that some guys would be donating blood that evening. I said yes..ok alright.. That was my first day...
    tsanandh tsanandh 26-30, M 5 Responses Mar 22, 2008

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    I Have Dontated Once, And Plan To Do So Again :) - My mam took my in the summer with her to donate blood, I am 17 and it was the first time, I was scared but my mam has been doing...
    CarysAnn CarysAnn 18-21, F 3 Responses Dec 12, 2011

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    I wish i could but i cant but when i die i can donate my heart ❤️
    Hawaiianangel Hawaiianangel 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 16

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    Doubleclick And Mrs Dash Poison Plasma Donors - January 18th 2005 Terry Wagar and his three daughters waited outside in the parking lot at East Port Walmart for Terry Wagar's wife...
    WifePoisonedMe WifePoisonedMe 46-50, M 1 Response Dec 3, 2012

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    Plasma Donors Are Being Poisoned To Death By Police - Plasma Donors are being poisoned to death by police officer Eric Carlson and his lover Joan Wagar and victims are denied...
    WifePoisonedMe WifePoisonedMe 46-50, M Dec 20, 2012

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    I have never given blood, i wish i could but i am terrified of needles!
    MrJoseph92 MrJoseph92 18-21, M 2 Responses Jan 28

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    I've donated blood twice! And I'm proud of myself for doing it. I think that everyone should try it even if you're terrified of needles. It doesn't hurt as bad as everyone says it...
    yesenia33 yesenia33 16-17, F 4 Responses Dec 6, 2013

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    Used to - ive been giving blood since i was 17, every chance i can. i only do it for the free cookies :P   really i dont. my mam lost 4pints of blood when she had me. thats...
    Tesse Tesse 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 20, 2008

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    What A Sad Day It Was... - I've been donating blood for the last 25 years, whenever my company holds a blood drive. I've always loved the idea that I could be helping someone that...
    JAGandVSfan JAGandVSfan 46-50, M 1 Response May 12, 2011

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    Just Got My Donor Card -   I donate blood because I know how much it sucks being in hospitals, and the thought of helping someone in that situation makes it worth it. I ...
    LiveIt28 LiveIt28 18-21, F 3 Responses Dec 4, 2009

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    I really like donating. Partly for the emotional gratification and partly for the routine. Apparently i have "large" veins..one nurse actually went and called over two others to...
    Kryste Kryste 18-21, F Mar 22

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    Not A Regular - Whilst at University there was drive by the blood bank to make understand the need and the importance to donate blood. As students, we do get in to trouble when...
    HardingP119 HardingP119 36-40, M 1 Response Mar 25, 2013

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    Everyone Should Do It.... - I started when I was 23......I am O negative....they always want my blood.......I cried the first time.......just realizing that I had potentially saved...
    Babydoll42 Babydoll42 41-45, F 5 Responses Jan 30, 2012

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    I remember when I was young I thought to myself I want to help people. No specific people just people in general. But I did not know how, and im not a rich man, im often broke.One...
    LegionIscariot LegionIscariot 22-25, M 1 Response Jan 9

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    I try to, the first time I made it all the way then fainted and the second time I didn't fill up the bag because I fainted to early so they had to throw it away so now I'm not...
    yetii31 yetii31 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 21

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    I Love Giving Back! - Ever since I was 17, I've tried to give blood every 10-12 weeks. I have a very large family and I know that with some of my brothers' reckless behavior, they...
    idlewatcher idlewatcher 31-35, M 1 Response Mar 12, 2012

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    Life - It saves peoples lives, three. I want to be apart of that change. Make me feel good know I'm helping someone out. Bringing life to people is beautiful
    allissaxx allissaxx 18-21, F 2 Responses Sep 12, 2011

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    Be Wary Of Question 6 - I'm never sure how many of the EP members are in North America, and how many are elsewhere. I am in the UK and over here blood donation is a voluntary thing...
    Erdozain Erdozain 31-35, M 3 Responses Apr 11, 2012

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    Why I Donate Blood. - I am proud to say that I donate blood. I'm on their call list whenever they are in my town. In Canada, you don't get paid to donate blood. That's ok since...
    naturegirl27 naturegirl27 41-45, F 80 Responses Jul 26, 2010

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    MyDocHub MyDocHub 22-25 Aug 2, 2013

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    Poisoned Plasma Donor Denied Medical Treatment At Hospital - My wife Joan Wagar and her lover the police officer Eric Carlson were having an affair and were poisoning me when I was...
    WifePoisonedMe WifePoisonedMe 46-50, M Dec 16, 2012

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    Going Today - My husband is in the Army, an American hero, and knowing that people like that need my help makes me feel amazing. I know other people need blood too and I can't...
    SgtArmyWife SgtArmyWife 22-25, F Nov 25, 2013

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    Blood And Platelets - I have always donated blood, from when it was legally possible. A friend was hurt in a car crash, and although he was thankfully fine, he had two blood...
    SkyeLarke SkyeLarke 36-40, F 3 Responses Jun 2, 2013

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    Plasma Donors Were Poisoned By Serial Killer! - I was battered by the Portland police and Multnomah county sheriff's on January 18th 2005 and after the battery I overheard the...
    WifePoisonedMe WifePoisonedMe 46-50, M 4 Responses Jun 6, 2013

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    I have donated blood since I was 18. It's a good feeling to know that as all that blood leaves me, I could be saving three people. I have given over a gallon of blood in the ten...
    larisahhh larisahhh 26-30, F 4 Responses Jan 24

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