Have you ever donated blood?
Same thing happened to my mom. She had been to Syria in the past 8 months so they wouldn't let her when she tried to donate blood.
Yes, I'm confused.
That's actually a great idea! They should do it across the country.
Too afraid of needles. ????
How do you donate blood to yourself? It's already yours, isn't it?
Yes in the 1960's while in the Navy.
Less than half have donated?!!! This is absolutely criminal!
Wish I could, but not enough iron in my blood.
I don't weigh enough. 10 lbs too light. :/
Was too young until recently, so, no, not yet.
It also depends on your height.
Corny- I think you got the types mixed up. O+ can donate to any positive blood type but can only accept type O +/-. AB is the type that can accept any type of blood.
I would hope that across the country, you can find a donation site any day of the year. So the odds that someone donated the day that this question was asked is actually quit high (something like 100%). :)
I have dozens of times, I have O- and does the blood bank love me. I've also donated platlets.
At a few crime scenes.............
I can't, I'm underweight.
Wow! I thought it would hurt a lot. I'll consider it then. Thanks guys!
I can't. Apparently my blood is tainted because I like men.
I get light headed after getting blood drawn for a blood test, there is no way I could donate a pint.
Interesting tidbit: males that engage in homosexual activity cannot donate blood.
I can't give blood. Before I was underweight and now I have lupus and take way too much medicine. I give plenty of blood to the labs though. :-/
Often. As a nurse I can see how it saves life's.
Not legal yet :(
I wish I could but I have way to much iron in my blood. I doubt I ever will be able too.
Tried to but they said my iron was too low :(
Or they have health problems or had tattoos or piercings constantly.
Ah, that might be it.
Thanks. I'd make the 100 but not 110.
I'd love to. But needles and me don't get along.
In fact, I tired to give blood once but I got sick....like literally....it wasn't pretty
Problem w/ that is people that could pose a risk to the blood supply would either lie to get benefits or would be excluded. I know I wouldn't want blood from an IV drug user, even if s/he was hep c and hiv negative at the time of donation!
I completely agree w/the OP. a little pinch w/the needle (I'd say the tourniquet hurts more!), and that's it. Every time I go, I try to beat the time it took last time to donate. (Currently just over 4 min.) Ha!
Only to myself when I was young (13). Three pints in six weeks (rules are different for auto-donations) had me feeling exhausted, and after that third pint I haven't worked up the gumption to do it again.
in California they would give points that you could use to buy stuff. don't think they do it where I live now.
Mad cow disease for humans actually. It's more common in Europe.
The 51% probably believe the government should give them everything and they do not need to give back
57 gallons?!? The man is amazing!
No. Plasma yes, but never blood.
Once, the bloodmobile was there and one of my classes ended early.
Yes, almost up to 15 gallons. I give as much as I can as my husband cannot.
The best part is.....all the Little Debbie snacks that you can eat :)
@Goldie I have 3 scars but have never thought to tell them to try them. Now that think about it, that idea is a total no-brainer!
@ok I agree. There are never enough. I live right down the road from a Red Cross office and still have a hard time getting in to donate when I have free time. My father was AB+ and donated as much as possible before he passed. I'm trying to beat his record (5+ glns.) with A+ c:
What about being paid to donate plasma? People are paid to donate their plasma and are simply not for blood today. And if you would need to report the donation on your taxes I think it would hold the same risks as any other donation like cars or money.
With a flu shot, you are getting stuff pumped into a muscle. That is invasive and can be painful. With a blood draw, nothing is getting left in your body, hence no pain once the initial prick is complete.
Yes. I actually tried today... Apparently traveling to Greece in the last year make my blood unusable. Malaria I was told... Oh well, the next time I will be able to donate blood will be 2015ish... =( My wife donated a big ole bag today though. =)
I have a scar on my arm that I tell them to prick. I only donate with that arm. They laugh at me when I say it but then they see the scar and then say you weren't kidding.
They don't let you donate blood when you travel to high risk countries often.
Would if I weren't forever underweight. (I'm 20 and still can't reach 100.) The rest of my family does, and I have the utmost respect for anyone else who does as well.