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Blood donor session.

On 6 Feb 2009 at 7:07pm Hannibal wrote:
Whether you can make it during lunchtime or after work, giving blood is a very positive thing to do with your time, its a virtually painless operation, and you get a free biscuit for your trouble. Oh, and you might save someones life, in the bargain.
Corn Exchange, Town Hall, 2pm-4.30pm, 5.30pm-8pm
Monday 9th February.
On 9 Feb 2009 at 8:36am expat wrote:
Are there any restrictions on giving blood? I can't give mine here in NZ as they don't want blood from anyone who spent the 80's in the UK.
On 9 Feb 2009 at 10:07am Hannibal wrote:
Not sure,as I have not done it yet.
A friend of mine gave blood years ago for the first time,and she had a letter from the hospital asking her to 'Come in and discuss your recent blood donation'.She freaked and was very worried.(This was in the mid 80's)
She went along and it was a problem,but not what she was worried about,luckily!
Perhaps someone who has donated can explain.
On 10 Feb 2009 at 8:40pm Pearlie wrote:
I's love to give blood, I've got Rhesus Negative blood which is only 15% of the population. I've got a few stupid worries though. I know it seems silly - do they test your blood by pricking your finger? I nearly fainted once when I tried to do this at school. They can stick as many needles in my arm as they like but I hate the thought of them sticking it in my finger. Did anyone give blood, how was it?
On 10 Feb 2009 at 8:50pm zola wrote:
I forgot about Monday...But without some kind of valium type pills from my doctor I cannot go near a needle...Dentists appointments are a nightmare as I am phobic about needles.I would also welcome some feedback on this subject from someone who has gone through it as I would dearly like to give blood...Pearlie,you are in the minority,and your blood is so needed!!
I will make some enquiries and get back to you on this....perhaps we can go together...At least we get a biscuit....
On 10 Feb 2009 at 9:00pm Pearlie wrote:
Now, I used to be phobic about needles, but then I aquired a condition which means I get my blood tested every year - (nothing that would stop me from giving blood I don't think) now I have blood samples taken and dentists appointments without fear. I don't object to any of it but having them stick a pin in my finger lol

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