I give blood and proud.
However, I find it rather petty that people hide behind the excuse of 'hating needles' so as not to give blood.
If the shoe was on the other foot, and you found yourself in A&E needing an emergency blood transfusion, would you say NO to it because of the needles involved and rather die?? No, I don't think so! So get donating you bunch o' bams!!
Last edited by Puff; 14-02-2012 at 13:13.
I've wanted to since I was 9, because my brother received a blood transfusion before he died, my Mom always used to do it (don't think she can anymore), as soon as I turned 17 I went, and they couldn't find the vein, possibly because of the cold weather. I was upset but I resolved to wait and try again. Since then I've been continuously ill, I have suspected M.E so until I find out for sure and I'm feeling better I can't go - and if I get diagnosed with M.E, I'll never be able to do it - there's a permanent ban on people with M.E donating
It's really upsetting, because I've never been scared of needles, always been so certain I was going to do it, I'm on the organ donor register and everything, and to find out I can't, at least for the forseeable future if not forever, is really upsetting - but I got my boyfriend to start giving blood, and I'm very proud of him, so I'm now dedicating my time to fundraising for other charities, and trying to get people to sign up to give blood and be on the organ donor register.
Last edited by madders94; 14-02-2012 at 13:23.