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I Donate Blood

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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 allowed to
    yetii31 yetii31 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 21

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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 check em out( they arent big imo)... Which would explain why i typically get the what must be newer people because they don...
    Kryste Kryste 18-21, F Mar 22

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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. Cracks me up. Actually, even more than the needle in my arm, I hate when they ***** the very tip of your finger.
    SDH1167 SDH1167 46-50, M Feb 16

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    Mydochub Phlebotomy & Blood Donation Centers App

    Introducing the new FREE MyDocHub Phlebotomy & Blood Donation Centers app for iPhone!!! Where ever you are a Blood Donation Center will be at your fingertips. Whether to just donate blood or therapeutic blood donation, which requires a prescription from your doctor, the...
    MyDocHub MyDocHub 22-25 Aug 2, 2013

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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 the alco takes over at weekends. Many of my friends have had to spend the night in the hospital due to injuries...
    HardingP119 HardingP119 36-40, M 1 Response Mar 25, 2013

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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 only have to go in half as much.  Well just did it again yesterday,  i always thought it would be cool to find...
    loopnscc loopnscc 46-50, M 3 Responses Jan 23, 2008

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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 transfusions in total. Six and a half months back, my daughter, aged eight, was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukaemia...
    SkyeLarke SkyeLarke 36-40, F 3 Responses Jun 2, 2013

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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 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 day I heard about blood donation and I said to myself, that’s it, that’s what I want to do, give blood.The first time I was very...
    LegionIscariot LegionIscariot 22-25, M 2 Responses Jan 9

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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 already know how to do needle sticks and take blood and such from a previous job, but I don't have any formal phlebotomy training. Maybe one day...
    AzaleaElise AzaleaElise 26-30, F 1 Response Jan 9

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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, I just imagined her in my room. She disappeared, then one day, when I was giving blood, she turned up as the receptionist in the...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Mar 20

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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 is in desperate need. Well, last year during the spring blood drive, the nurse was checking my vital signs. I noticed that...
    JAGandVSfan JAGandVSfan 46-50, M 1 Response May 12, 2011

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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 does. It gives you a good feeling when you know you helped save lives.
    yesenia33 yesenia33 16-17, F 4 Responses Dec 6, 2013

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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 will inevitably need my blood. I am O Rh D- so therefore a "universal donor". Plus, how can you refuse Sunny D and...
    idlewatcher idlewatcher 31-35, M 1 Response Mar 12, 2012

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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 years I've been donating. I even have the pin to prove it!
    larisahhh larisahhh 26-30, F 4 Responses Jan 24

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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 while she did it. I was very excited my first time, and very happy that I didn't pass out, unlike my classmates...
    magicengr magicengr 36-40, M 1 Response Dec 26, 2012

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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 you see them doing chest compressions and squeezing bags of blood into her you know something is drastically wrong...
    gdale01 gdale01 46-50, M 3 Responses Jun 18, 2012

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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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    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 lived in England and there is concerns regarding mad cow disease.The Red Cross is begging for blood donations where I...
    Bellile Bellile 46-50, F 2 Responses Jul 11, 2013

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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 always wanted to donate blood, but had always been too scared as i have a fear of needles. i had never needed a blood test, but didnt even handle...
    aussiedreamer aussiedreamer 18-21, F 4 Responses Apr 24, 2009

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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 in donating blood.. im thrilled.. and i really wanted to know the blood group. Until that time i didn't know my...
    tsanandh tsanandh 26-30, M 5 Responses Mar 22, 2008

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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 able, I started donating blood frequently--as an uncommon blood type A neg, I felt it was necessary to help as much as I could. The blood...
    SoulSucker SoulSucker 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 12, 2011

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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 I donate to help others in need.
    patchworkofmistakes patchworkofmistakes 26-30, F 2 Responses Dec 26, 2007

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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 it for years and told me where they took the blood and how it saves lives, I am proud to say I have done it and the next time they are in my town I...
    CarysAnn CarysAnn 18-21, F 3 Responses Dec 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 just got my American Red Cross donor card in the mail. I was kind of suprised they don't say what your blood type is on it...
    LiveIt28 LiveIt28 18-21, F 3 Responses Dec 4, 2009

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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 feel so much better. I always want to find ways to make a difference. I don't have money, but I have blood. I am actually O...
    SavedByGrace14 SavedByGrace14 22-25, F 4 Responses Aug 10, 2007

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    I Have Been Doing It For Over 22 Years.

    Well I started in March 17,1987 I went to my first blood drive and it was not so bad so I have never stopped. I have thought about it many times. You see I live a place were we must speak french so the french people really push it. I on the other hand speak English I understand...
    DAW2012 DAW2012 51-55, M 4 Responses Jul 1, 2012

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    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Dec 8, 2013

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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 medical treatment at hospitals and victims 911 calls are covered up by police. http://prntscr.com/m3bi4 http://prntscr.com/m3bpv http://prntscr.com/m3bun http...
    WifePoisonedMe WifePoisonedMe 46-50, M Dec 20, 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 I would never accept it. I am doing it for personal reasons. Trust me.... I don't have a love affair with needles. I...
    naturegirl27 naturegirl27 41-45, F 80 Responses Jul 26, 2010

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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 half the blood in your body. she needed 14 units because she kept losing them, losing it faster than they...
    Tesse Tesse 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 20, 2008

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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 wife Joan Wagar and he and his partners gave my wife permission to poison me to death and I was a regular plasma donor at the time! In 2007 Eric Carlson and his partner John Ray tried...
    WifePoisonedMe WifePoisonedMe 46-50, M Dec 17, 2012

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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. I suspect you can just walk into major hospitals and donate but the most familiar way of giving is to wait for the...
    Erdozain Erdozain 31-35, M 3 Responses Apr 11, 2012

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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 them.    One of those friends recently had an operation and needed 2 units of blood.  She thanked me as a...
    solocelt solocelt 51-55, M 2 Responses Nov 20, 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 used to work in the center of a very large city, and it was easy to find a donation center. I now work in the...
    WildeOscar WildeOscar 51-55, M 5 Responses Oct 3, 2010

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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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    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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    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 really good about it. I'm O Positive(:
    andreaespe andreaespe 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 9

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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 the lives of three people with that one donation,.......amazing feeling......if you haven't done it....please do......they are...
    Babydoll42 Babydoll42 41-45, F 5 Responses Jan 30, 2012

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    Just did today, not for the first time ;)

    and may be again after 6 months.
    rajblr1970 rajblr1970 41-45, M 2 Responses 5 days ago

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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 choose who gets my blood and I won't know who gets it and I'm not saying that those people don't deserve it any less...
    SgtArmyWife SgtArmyWife 22-25, F Nov 25, 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 county sheriff officer admit to the police officer's they were going to be using a double!After that two of my three daughters were arrested without any...
    WifePoisonedMe WifePoisonedMe 46-50, M 4 Responses Jun 6, 2013

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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 to me and my wife and her daughters and her coworkers were calling him by the nickname Doubleclick because of his resemblance to me! After I caught the two...
    WifePoisonedMe WifePoisonedMe 46-50, M 1 Response Dec 21, 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 went smoothly the first time, I still have a history of fainting and dehydration and all that stuff.. The...
    WorldlySheep WorldlySheep 18-21, F 6 Responses Jul 10, 2008

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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 Joan Wagar to come out of Walmart on her lunch break at 3 am. Terry Wagar and his daughters were napping in their minivan while they waited for...
    WifePoisonedMe WifePoisonedMe 46-50, M 1 Response Dec 3, 2012

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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 you donated blood you could get an exemption from an open ranks inspection. Albeit motivated for personal gain, I still donated...
    prisoner1972 prisoner1972 36-40, M 1 Response Apr 29, 2013

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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 food and lighheartedly tease the needle fearing members of our small group. And donate blood, of course. It's so...
    Fearofsilence Fearofsilence 18-21, F 3 Responses Dec 12, 2011

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    Wife Poisoned Me When I Was A Plasma Donor And No One Cared

    Wife Poisoned Me When I Was a Plasma Donor and No One Cared and she even admits in her diary she was using pills and antifreeze as poison. I could not get help from a hospital because my wife was having an affair with a cop and his buddy's would have PRIVATE CHATS with my doctor...
    WifePoisonedMe WifePoisonedMe 46-50, M 4 Responses Dec 10, 2012

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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 a plasma donor. The hospital refused to treat me or take my complaint and refused to take a toxicology test because of my wife's affair with a Portland police...
    WifePoisonedMe WifePoisonedMe 46-50, M Dec 16, 2012

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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 changed employers and accepted a traveling job. From week to week, I did not know where I would have to be, and it made finding a mobile donation...
    WildeOscar WildeOscar 51-55, M 4 Responses Feb 8, 2011

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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 because she ended up losing way too much blood. If I never would have gotten that I probably would have died. Now whenever there...
    pinkspikes pinkspikes 22-25, F 1 Response Nov 18, 2007

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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 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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    I went to the Blood Drive with my friends, but I couldn't give blood because I don't weigh enough, apparently. I was the only one in my group of friends who didn't give blood...
    kalila37 kalila37 18-21, F Apr 15

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      i am lalith jain from bangalore i want to donate my kidney,blood group is ab positive,age 36,healthy,no habits,num--9972942389,9341397614,pls if u r seriuos then only call...
    nola241 nola241 31-35, M Apr 5

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    i want to donate one of my kidney ,i have some personal issue in home,pls help me,my blood group is AB POSITIVE,age is 36,healthy no habits,i am lalith jain from bangalore,num...
    mali891 mali891 31-35 Apr 14

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    So 6 months ago I had a physical and my blood pressure was 139/80, borderline hypertension... Monday, when I donated platelets, my blood pressure was 118/60-something (I don't...
    jbar291 jbar291 18-21, M