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    Ever given blood before?

    Just doing some research on it and was wondering if anyone here has?
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    I've donated blood five or six times, it's not too bad.

    Takes about a half hour and you're provided with snacks and drinks afterwards. Also, you get a keyring after the second occasion
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    Yeah, should go again. Donated a couple of times before I went to uni (so it's a wee while back...) but never signed up again once I graduated. In the UK they take 3/4 of a pint, not the pint as is popularly believed. The remaining quarter is made up with anti-coagulant.

    Quite freaky pumping away with your fist and watching blood flow out of your arm tho, it must be said.
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    Nope, but only because doctors recommend that I don't.
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    No, one of the reasons being that I can't fly for three days after

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    No, and I don't want to.
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    I've donated three times now, it's really not that bad. I think it's something you should do if you have no medical reason not to. It doesn't take long, and you might feel a little dizzy afterwards (I did on all three occasions), but hey, you might save someone's life. Unfortunately most of the girls I know either faint at the sight of blood or have low blood pressure, and the guys are all scared of needles

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    Yeah, I have done for the last 6-and-a-bit years (think it's about 11-12 times now or summat). It's a bit uncomfortable but nothing terrible (worst part is getting the plaster off your arm without ripping out hundreds of hairs, which is more painful than any needle being inserted) and it can, well, help save someone's life, for which a small sacrifice like that is barely comparable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by andmark View Post
    No, and I don't want to.
    Why not?

    Haven't done it myself, not sure why, just really haven't had the chance. I have a massive fear of needles (have passed out before) but would be happy enough to give blood.
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    Wanted to, refused because of iron level problems (3 years ago).


    Have been thinking about donating a kidney lately, though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NZTailender View Post
    Wanted to, refused because of iron level problems (3 years ago).


    Have been thinking about donating a kidney lately, though.
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    Nah, low blood pressure and all.

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    Nope, blood problems (heart of stone mainly)
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    Quote Originally Posted by andyc View Post
    Why not?
    He can't for another 5 years yet anyway, so plenty of time to change minds.

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