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TaggieCampbellBlack Thu 08-Nov-12 22:38:37

West of UK that is. Not Wild West or East of the sun West of the moon.

Anyway. If you are Western can you go and give blood please (if at all posdible).

Local news just said there's a bit of a shortage.


sashh Fri 09-Nov-12 01:13:43

I can't give either.


Stuff the tea and biscuits - going out for a drink afterwards is always fun.

MummysHappyPills Fri 09-Nov-12 01:20:08

I really think that anyone who can give blood, should.

Even me who technically should be able to finds that half the time I show up there is some reason I can't. Either slightly low haemoglobin, or been poorly recently, or of course when I was pg or bfing ( though I believe you can give after 9 months and lo is on solids).

Therefore it is so important everyone who can does donate. That reminds me I really must book myself in! I had an op not so long ago, but think I should be ok to donate now. (They may have other ideas when I get there of course, but at least I'llhave tried!) grin

I am in the south west, pretty sure they can always put it to some use! grin

MummysHappyPills Fri 09-Nov-12 01:22:13

And I know it is a slightly naughty way of looking at it, but I always imagine all the calories I will burn up replenishing those blood cells! wink not sure if it works that way or not! grin

monsterchild Fri 09-Nov-12 01:25:23

California see if they haven't changed those rules. I was also in the UK during the mad cowness, but am now clear to donate. sadly everyone with my blood type seems to be the giving type, so they aren't taking me now. (I'm in the Wild West).

And in the US, you only get paid for plasma, not whole blood.

sparkleyangel Fri 09-Nov-12 01:33:01

I cant give because Ive had three blood transfusions. At this rate with the recent rules there will be no one left to give blood, what the hell are we going to do then?

kittyandthegoldenfontanelles Fri 09-Nov-12 03:36:17

I do but I'm higher than south west. Sorry

brighthair Fri 09-Nov-12 03:51:31

North west but I've had a piercing recently sad
Does anyone know if you can donate if you are on medication? I've never donated but want to, I take antihistamines and beta blockers and citalopram

weegiemum Fri 09-Nov-12 03:54:57

I'm west - but western scotland!

Can't donate as I get a treatment for neuro issues once a that's blood based, so don't want my blood, organs or bone marrow not that anyone would want my liver anyway

Everlong Fri 09-Nov-12 06:16:11

I'm north west.

I'll sort it out wink

MammaTJ Fri 09-Nov-12 06:30:33

I'm in the South West but lost a lot of blood when having my DS and had it replaced!! sad

FrillyMilly Fri 09-Nov-12 07:07:56

Why can't you give if you have received a blood transfusion?

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