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I've just given blood and feel very pleased with myself! Anyone else fancy it?

(28 Posts)
Bouquetsofdynomite Thu 21-Jun-07 15:13:24

Thought Id start a little reminder campaign to get Mumsnetters out bloodletting.
Cant do it less than a year after an operation, piercing or tattoo mind.
Free cup of tea and a kitkat!

Gowaan gowaan gowaan gowaan gowaan!

Give Blood

GameGirly Thu 21-Jun-07 15:17:20

Apparently I can't do it because I don't weigh enough. I'm distraught, obviously! . Seriously, though, well done to you and anyone else who gives blood - absolutely vital.

harleyd Thu 21-Jun-07 15:21:36

i cant due to regular medication. and the fact that i have the worst veins in the world according to every doc i see. my hubby does every 3 or 4 mths though. good for you for starting it

Wallace Thu 21-Jun-07 15:25:15

I would, but not allowed because I had malaria as a child

mumzarello Thu 21-Jun-07 15:37:10

I'd love to but am not allowed.

Did you know you can't give blood if you have had a blood transfusion (since 1980) - talk about rejecting those most likely to donate..... Absolute madness

fannyannie Thu 21-Jun-07 15:39:10

I can't because I've had sex with people (well persons as there were one or two before DH came on the scene ) from a country where HIV/AIDS is prevelent.....even 3 negative HIV tests (during the booking in bloods for each pg) don't change that.

Rubyslippers Thu 21-Jun-07 15:41:51

am doing it on 1 august locally
used to give blood ages ago until a fainting incident
then on meds for ages but now i have the all clear to do it again

the place i used to go gave those yummy pink wafers!

unknownrebelbang Sun 24-Jun-07 14:42:31

Another one that can't anymore.

Bumping for those that can.

TranquilaManana Sun 24-Jun-07 14:44:51

oh bugger i keep forgetting and missing the mobile clinics! have done once and mean to regularly...but am v unreliable!

suzywong Sun 24-Jun-07 14:48:23

I used to a quite a bitbut can't now as no one who has lived in the UK for more than 12 months between late 80s to 90s can give blood in Australia.

And I've had a blood transfusion

well done for starting the thread though

WigWamBam Sun 24-Jun-07 15:01:25

I'm another ex-regular donor who can't give anymore - I had a blood transfusion when I had dd, and I also take thyroxine, which I was surprised to find is a banned substance for blood donors.

suzywong Sun 24-Jun-07 15:45:17

oooo is it really WWB? That's a shame

After my first em Caesar with ds1 I churlishly refused a transfusion. On his rounds thenext morning the consultant patted my leg and told me I was quite right as one really had no idea at all what could have been in it . No time for arguements with ds2 as I lost 1.5l on the operating table.

I 'm such a bleeder.

Tutter Sun 24-Jun-07 15:47:53

god i really must

cannot right now (pg) but will commit to doing it asap

(can you do it while bfing?)

BreeVanDerCamp Sun 24-Jun-07 15:48:53

I can't.

Katymac Sun 24-Jun-07 15:50:21

They won't have mine either

As they don't know what causes ME they can't screen for it so they don't want mine - I used to give regularily

I had 3 pints of blood when I had the ectopic - but that wasn't really by choice

DH can't because of all his asthma medications

SO we are quite useless really

whoops Sun 24-Jun-07 15:50:22

I went to give blood a couple of weeks ago but my iron levels were too low
Hate it when I come away not being able to donate
So Bump for others to see

suzywong Sun 24-Jun-07 15:50:43

nope, you cant do it while BF

BreeVanDerCamp Sun 24-Jun-07 15:51:18

Wongster you are needed on a thread.

Stay here I will link.

BreeVanDerCamp Sun 24-Jun-07 15:52:01

Here

chevre Sun 24-Jun-07 15:52:45

i am just too feeble, i pass out every time i try. if anyone has any tips on how not to be feeble i would appreciate it.

PandaG Sun 24-Jun-07 15:59:41

I can't either, had transfusion after my m/c. Am sad that I cannot give blood, I used to before the transfusion and would like to be able to now.

wishingfourgotone Sun 24-Jun-07 16:00:04

well done, i used to give blood before i had dd then iv recently had tattoo so its been bout two years so i last donated
Im A rhesus neg so i should do it more often!

PersonalClown Sun 24-Jun-07 16:15:03

Can't do it as I've just had another tattoo done so remind me in a year. (yep, I'll still be here!)

Skribble Sun 24-Jun-07 23:39:33

I keep trying to but the hours of the donation bus are so limited I haven't been able to manage the last couple of times, I have given up one job so should be able to mangage the next rotation.

mummypigoink Sun 24-Jun-07 23:46:31

they come to my work so i get to give blood and get paid for it .

they are very keen for me to go ~ O neg blood and all that.

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