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do any of u guys do it? i went for my 2nd donation today, i always seem to find its middle aged women/men and the elderly that donate hardly any people our age (in my area anyway)

the woman who was taking my blood was really harsh on me this time- the needle didn't hurt last time, but it still stings now :mad:
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good for you! i've always wanted to give blood but i don't have the guts... i will one day though when i overcome my fear of needles...
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Same here, I've got s phobia of needles
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I faint when I see a needle
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yeah i have done it.
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yeah i gave blood pretty much as soon as I turned 17 - only done it once - plan to do it every sixth months, when permitting. i noticed when i went, how many overweight people there were ... Britain = a nation of fatties
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it really doesn't hurt though (well apart from this time when the stupid woman shoved it in really quickly) vaccination needles are the most painful, i hate needles too. once this needle is in though, it doesnt hurt at all, just sorta sits there and u dont feel a thing
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yep Ive been once - I couldnt go before as I had had acupuncture 6 months before turning 17

it was fine the only thing was I got bored so next time I will ask if i can read or listen to music etc while giving blood

i felt a bit dizzy - im a lot smaller than most of the people there! but i was ok

if youre going i would recommend making an appointment if you can its much quicker

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(Original post by priya)
do any of u guys do it? i went for my 2nd donation today, i always seem to find its middle aged women/men and the elderly that donate hardly any people our age (in my area anyway)
I would like to but I have been to Africa in the last 5 years... I will be able to in 2 years tho...

(Original post by VoodooDoll)
good for you! i've always wanted to give blood but i don't have the guts... i will one day though when i overcome my fear of needles...
I used to have a fear of needles but I started to have the contraceptive injection and now I dont mind them so much now. Athough I do have them in my bum :eek: (hurts less because of the padding! )
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I applied on the website and they sent me a letter saying they would get in touch to make an appointment. Haven't heard from them since. Obviously my blood isn't good enough.
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yep Ive been once - I couldnt go before as I had had acupuncture 6 months before turning 17
You couldn't go only because of 2 factors weren't met:
-Disposable needles
-Registered doctor
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You couldn't go only because of 2 factors weren't met:
-Disposable needles
-Registered doctor
Phil, you're going to de a doctor when you're older! Doctor Phil!
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I applied on the website and they sent me a letter saying they would get in touch to make an appointment. Haven't heard from them since. Obviously my blood isn't good enough.
just go down to your nearest centre then :P


last time i gave (3rd time) i passed out.

on the tube.

(wasnt fun at the time!)
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do any of u guys do it? i went for my 2nd donation today, i always seem to find its middle aged women/men and the elderly that donate hardly any people our age (in my area anyway)

the woman who was taking my blood was really harsh on me this time- the needle didn't hurt last time, but it still stings now :mad:
Hasn't there been a threa don blood donation??? :confused:
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yeah i gave blood pretty much as soon as I turned 17 - only done it once - plan to do it every sixth months, when permitting. i noticed when i went, how many overweight people there were ... Britain = a nation of fatties
Well remember if you ever need blood to make sure you get a thin persons.

I'm not allowed to any more, take too many drugs (prescription ones) so I bully a friend into going instead.
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Phil, you're going to de a doctor when you're older! Doctor Phil!
Indeed. And I clarify you as needing strong psychotic drugs.
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can't do it for a few years as theres some issues with my blood. although I would/will do it in future, it doesn't hurt - just don't look at it working its way into your vein!
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(Original post by 2776)
You couldn't go only because of 2 factors weren't met:
-Disposable needles
-Registered doctor
Actually, they were registered (a physiotherapist, not a doctor) and disposable needles were used. However you need to get a certificate saying this, and I just couldn't be arsed to go through sorting that out.

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i went to give blood about 4 months ago - went to the appointment, filled out the form, had the "little chat", and the lady said i was too crazy to give blood. how stupid is that? she said i wasnt mentally aware of what i was doing. bull. i spoke 2 someone at their head office, and to the donation service heqad doctor, who said it was totally wrong to have turned me away and they were looking into it as a matter of urgency and questioning people. oops, got people into trouble there, but still... was totally wrong to turn me away.
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do any of u guys do it? i went for my 2nd donation today, i always seem to find its middle aged women/men and the elderly that donate hardly any people our age (in my area anyway)

the woman who was taking my blood was really harsh on me this time- the needle didn't hurt last time, but it still stings now :mad:

I would like to give blood but.... I can't. If you have transfusions (blood) you can't give it. but i realy want to make it up. i've had lots, such that my nick was vampire....
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