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 always in need of donors.....
NotHisBabydoll NotHisBabydoll
46-50, F
4 Responses Jan 30, 2012

I am O+. By some accounts this is the group that the blood banks count on most for daily needs. I started giving as soon as I could - age 18. Looked forward to giving over 10 gallons - but I had a period where my blood pressure went too high. It is under control now, and I am now over 8 gallons donated.

good for you :) I haven't donated for a long time, but I used to donate regularly too....I am also an organ donor and hope that one day my death will mean life for someone else. It's a good feeling to know you're helping someone...potentially saving a life.

I wish I could donate, you and all who donate are wonderful

Type 1 Diabetic

I would be more than happy to donate but I don't think I can because of the medications that I have to take on a daily routine for chronic pain, depression, high blood pressure, panic attacks/OCD, and asthma/chronic bronchitis. I am not sure, but how can I find out if that would prevent me from donating blood? I used to donate years ago, before I got some of the conditions I have and am being treated for now.

@ hotwilly, thank you, will do that. I would be more than happy to donate if at all possible.