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    (Original post by Kvothe the arcane)
    I ticked the boxes a couple years ago when joining a new practice but I never followed through to make sure I was registered. I vaguely recall a letter. I think I am. I might chase it up.

    At least people here are recognising the importance of regular donations :yep: as blood drives don't really work.
    Hmmm! So you could donate if you registered again? I think you'd be able to get away with it :giggle:https://blood.co.uk should help you out with that, registering only takes a few minutes :yep:

    I completely agree with you! It's really important that we understand the importance of doing this!
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    (Original post by iEthan)
    Hmmm! So you could donate if you registered again? I think you'd be able to get away with it :giggle:https://blood.co.uk should help you out with that, registering only takes a few minutes :yep:

    I completely agree with you! It's really important that we understand the importance of doing this!
    Boxes are regarding organ donation.

    I can't donate blood as I've had homosexual sex in the last 12 months unless the guidelines have changed.
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    (Original post by Kvothe the arcane)
    Boxes are regarding organ donation.

    I can't donate blood as I've had homosexual sex in the last 12 months unless the guidelines have changed.
    Oh, pardon me! If you got a letter and you signed up you should be on the register. I misunderstood you!
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    If it's acceptable in islam than I'm deffo ganna donate blood
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    (Original post by Anonbabes)
    If it's acceptable in islam than I'm deffo ganna donate blood
    Yeah, it's allowed in Islam. My mother is going to donate
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    Yes but I don't weigh enough to give it, so I can't for now
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    I'd love to give blood, but I'm excluded on the basis of my sexuality. Makes me quite angry.
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    To anyone who has donated blood before:

    How big is the needle compared to the normal blood test needle?
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    (Original post by Bad Faith)
    Yeah, it's allowed in Islam. My mother is going to donate
    That's good. Atm my vitamins are low. So I'm going to donate after a year maybe.

    Even though I hate blood tests, if my blood will benefit someone I'll be delighted!

    Never donating organs tho
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    I've been putting it off for a while, but I think I'll take the leap. All my close family give blood, so it's pressure more than anything else. Goddamit tsr for reminding me.


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    I'm scared of needles.
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    (Original post by Anonbabes)
    Never donating organs tho
    Why not?
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    (Original post by Anonbabes)
    If it's acceptable in islam than I'm deffo ganna donate blood
    It is! :yep: One of my friends recently donated and she's Muslim :yep:

    (Original post by Serine Soul)
    Yes but I don't weigh enough to give it, so I can't for now
    Awh that's a shame have you thought of registering as an organ donor?

    (Original post by JBLondon)
    I'd love to give blood, but I'm excluded on the basis of my sexuality. Makes me quite angry.
    It's such a shame that the NHS does this, I'm not completely sure of the reason why… it makes me sad though
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    (Original post by iEthan)

    Awh that's a shame have you thought of registering as an organ donor?
    I have, maybe when I'm a little older I will :yep:
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    (Original post by Bad Faith)
    To anyone who has donated blood before:

    How big is the needle compared to the normal blood test needle?
    The needle isn't big at all! About as thick as an HB pencil graphite and about 3-4cm long. It doesn't hurt at all, I promise :yep:

    (Original post by PsychoD)
    I've been putting it off for a while, but I think I'll take the leap. All my close family give blood, so it's pressure more than anything else. Goddamit tsr for reminding me.


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    :giggle: Good on you for taking the leap! :yep: Let us know how it goes! :excited:
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    (Original post by Serine Soul)
    I have, maybe when I'm a little older I will :yep:
    That's brilliant!
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    (Original post by iEthan)

    It's such a shame that the NHS does this, I'm not completely sure of the reason why… it makes me sad though
    When I rang and enquired about it, I was told that I'm not excluded, 'all I have to do is not have any sexual contact for a year'. Then I can give blood.

    So yes, I'm excluded.
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    I've donated 3 times but haven't since as i've been busy or had the flu when i was meant to go donate, hopefully i can go make an appointment soon.
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    (Original post by JBLondon)
    I'd love to give blood, but I'm excluded on the basis of my sexuality. Makes me quite angry.
    This.
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    (Original post by iEthan)
    It is! :yep: One of my friends recently donated and she's Muslim :yep:



    Awh that's a shame have you thought of registering as an organ donor?



    It's such a shame that the NHS does this, I'm not completely sure of the reason why… it makes me sad though
    Oh cool. We learnt about blood donation , and found that gays arnt allowed to donate blood as there's a higher risk of them having HIV
 
 
 
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