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I Donate Blood

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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...
    WifePoisonedMe WifePoisonedMe 46-50, M 4 Responses Dec 10, 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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    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 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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    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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    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 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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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...
    MyDocHub MyDocHub 22-25 Aug 2, 2013

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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 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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    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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    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 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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    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 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 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 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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    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 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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    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'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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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...
    DAW2012 DAW2012 51-55, M 4 Responses Jul 1, 2012

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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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    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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    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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    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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