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makes sense, the more pressure, the quicker it flows... i reckon that's why they don't allow anyone with really high bp to give blood, cos it wpuld just be like a tidal wave of redness...

*gone too over the top?*

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Too many fry-ups...
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Do u not think everyone derserves a second chance in life tho? U may need that blood one day! thats how i think of it! maybe thats selfish of me. How old do u have to be to give blood. i know my mum has a really rare blood type something like recess D- (sorry not too good on spelling) and she is always being encouraged to give blood and has done many a time. Isnt it something like in the states u get paid for giving blood?
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Yes I'm selfish Everyone is.
No.
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Ahh the flashbacks! I had a rather bad nose bleed at school today. Thats my donated blood for today, to the school sink.
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No.
Yes. We really are. And it's not like it's a bad thing.
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No.
Give me an example of a selfless act.
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No.

I agree with adhsur - all human beings are selfish and saying they're not is just plain silly.
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1. Fear of needles.
2. Underweight.
3. I spend a lot of time taking care of my health, my blood is precious to me. I wouldn't have it if I didn't need it.
4. It's not entirely natural to give a part of my body away like that.
5. You never know where it is going to - someone who might have had an accident through drinkdriving for example is careless. I wouldn't want them to have my blood.

Yes I'm selfish Everyone is.
1. i reckon it's worth it- you could save someone's life for like a pinprick.
2. how underweight? i'm only small (i'm 5'2) and i'm fairly thin, but even i have a a few kgs more.
3. what if you ever needed a blood test? would you refuse to give it then?
4. a lot of things aren't natural- do you ever fly?
5. or they might have cancer.

i presume if you were in an accident, you wouldn't allow a blood transfusion to happen?

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(Original post by blissy)
I agree with adhsur - all human beings are selfish and saying they're not is just plain silly.
Some are more selfish than others.
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(Original post by lou p lou)
1. i reckon it's worth it- you could save someone's life for like a pinprick.
2. how underweight? i'm only small (i'm 5'2) and i'm fairly thin, but even i have a a few kgs more.
3. what if you ever needed a blood test? would you refuse to give it then?
4. a lot of things aren't natural- do you ever fly?
5. or they might have cancer.

i presume if you were in an accident, you wouldn't allow a blood transfusion to happen?

lou xxx
Thats a good point.
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Some are more selfish than others.
True.
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(Original post by lou p lou)
1. i reckon it's worth it- you could save someone's life for like a pinprick.
2. how underweight? i'm only small (i'm 5'2) and i'm fairly thin, but even i have a a few kgs more.
3. what if you ever needed a blood test? would you refuse to give it then?
4. a lot of things aren't natural- do you ever fly?
5. or they might have cancer.

i presume if you were in an accident, you wouldn't allow a blood transfusion to happen?

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True all true, also not to forget the fact that as soon as you give blood, your body sppeds up Hb production, thereby giving it a kick to the system as it were. So giving a more healthy body.
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sorry, i just realised quite how attacking my post could come across. i jus think that you have to be prepared to do unto others what you would like them to do for yourself...

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Give me an example of a selfless act.
We are talking about saving lives here, not whether you give some1 a piece of chocolate or not.
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(Original post by lou p lou)
makes sense, the more pressure, the quicker it flows... i reckon that's why they don't allow anyone with really high bp to give blood, cos it wpuld just be like a tidal wave of redness...

*gone too over the top?*

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:eek: You're going to give me nightmares
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(Original post by lou p lou)
1. i reckon it's worth it- you could save someone's life for like a pinprick.
2. how underweight? i'm only small (i'm 5'2) and i'm fairly thin, but even i have a a few kgs more.
3. what if you ever needed a blood test? would you refuse to give it then?
4. a lot of things aren't natural- do you ever fly?
5. or they might have cancer.

i presume if you were in an accident, you wouldn't allow a blood transfusion to happen?

lou xxx
Fair points. Yes I am a few pounds underweight, and yes if I had an accident I would be in need of other people's blood. I would also be in need of a doctor but that doesn't mean I will be a doctor when I'm older. The person who needs blood might have cancer but I don't want to risk it if it's something they're responsible for.
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Give me an example of a selfless act.
Um, people giving blood?
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We are talking about saving lives here, not whether you give some1 a piece of chocolate or not.
When you save a life, you feel happy and good about yourself...you like that feeling and that's why you saved the life.

Sad, but true
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Um, people giving blood?
Because it makes YOU feel kind and caring. It's all about YOU, deary.
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When you save a life, you feel happy and good about yourself...you like that feeling and that's why you saved the life.

Sad, but true
i'd rather do that selfish act of giving than that of not giving blood in case i think that person deserves to bleed to death.

lou xxx
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