Please give blood

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  1. Viennese

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    Today I gave blood. The NHS is desperate for new donors to register and give blood. Will you?? Go to https://www.blood.co.uk/ to register.
     
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    I would love to, but they won't take mine because I have MS....:frowny:
     
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  3. DavidG58

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    I was very disappointed how many prescription medicines mean they don't want or cant use my blood, I am only on BP medication and not overly strong at that :(
     
  4. Anthea M

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    Is there an age limit , used to but don't want mine after Meningitis. That was 5 years ago so will enquire again. Very important especially if you have a rarer blood group.(y)
     
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    I used to give, got a badge or two somewhere, this week I need two units, payback time...but it was a bit weird reciveing rarther than givng it, you wonder wherei ts come form....
     
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    Not able to give blood as I received a transfusion during the 'danger years' 30+ years on, still cant give. My family donate though.
     
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    I'm the same as you @scotzsue , was a regular donator until I received a transfusion, around the time of mad cow disease - some (specifically Floras) would say they know why now!!!
     
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    I've never been able to give blood because of a heart murmur from birth that never caused me a moments problem. I suspect that many of us on here are now too old :(.
     
  9. Manic

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    I do but the pipes are not long enough, as we're in France
     
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    I can't give blood either. But have had loads taken out. 3 gallons in 2 years
     
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    Waaaaaaaa(y)(y) too many tablets taken daily to give blood. Used to give it two or three times a year for many years.
     
  12. Wildbill

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    I donated regularly for 25 year's I had a accident at work it was inflected with hepatitis it almost killed me that was the end of my donating days :(
    Willdbill
     
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    I'm the same would give it willingly but because of my MS they won't let me.
     
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  14. TheTwoOfUs

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    I've just made my 51st donation.
     
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    i think people should get paid to donate blood,as a lot of your donated blood/blood products is sold to the private sector,more so now than years ago.
     
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    I think if you are willing to accept blood should you need it, you should be willing to donate, providing you can medically, of course. Same with organ donation.
    As with others I donated for 12 years, until they didn't want mine anymore. :(
     
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    I made sure I gave more than my late mother used
    It only seem fair and the right thing to do
    I passed out the last time I went, l have low blood pressure and don't like the sight of blood, they rushed me to leave the donation bed with the promise of tea and biccie
    Ah well
     
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    I've given over 50 pints but found that as I work and can't predict where I'll be on a day to match the transfusion session I can't ever get a last minute appointment, it's mainly the retired round here that make up the majority of donors.

    Why is there not a transfusion "room" at every hospital where you could just walk in to donate ? And doctors could have a quiet word with relatives of patients who had just received blood, suggesting that they, the relatives, might like to donate blood as they have just seen where it is needed !!
     
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    I have done in the past but at present can't as I'm being tattooed pretty regularly and I believe it's a minimum of 12 months before I can give.
     
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    Like Geordies I find it extremely difficult giving blood due to their stupid booking system. I used to just turn up wait about 15 minutes and then get seen. The last two times I have been ,the receptionist said to come back later (2 hours) as they had no room. I can't spare the time to be messed about like this so after 50+ donations I no longer go. I am sure they would get more blood donations if they allowed for people like myself to turn up on the day.
     
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