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I wish I could donate but RC has banned me for a natural elevated hep c test count. Never spent time in prison or anything crazy but because two donations in a row were high they pitched my blood and said don't come back. I wish they could have given me the blood back.It frustrates me that I am healthy and I want to donate because I know how valuable it is and I can't help.
I tried once when my uncle was needing blood for cancer treatment (even before I was on medication) but they told me my viens where too small. Now they don't want my blood because of the meds I am on.
i'm diabetic and can't donate. They wouldn't even want my organs after Im gone.
I'm such a small person that It makes me dizzy to donate. I've tried once. AND, now that i have a fresh new tattoo, i doubt I could anyway.
It's good for you, it's good for them. I prefer the Red Cross because they don't call you every day until you are 98...
Five gallons and regular.
i would love to, but i'm also on the no donate list. too much time south of the border hangin out in nasty cantinas drinkin the local water and swimming in lakes full of dengue flies.
I tried to donate once in one of the buses, but they were incompetent. I hope they have better people now.
"I think it is funny, there is no choice for "Undecided"."Most people know if they have or have donated. Unless maybe Radar O Riley came around and siphoned a few pints when they weren't' looking. :)
Yes, my company has the "Blood Vessel" come to work. A big buss set up just for donations. Even though I hate needles and most of the time almost pass out, I do it because I feel I should. It's painless and quick as the people that do it are very good. For me it's just a phobia I have to deal with.
Would love to donate, but I lived in Europe too long.
I've tried to, but my veins are way too small and they run away when I see the crazy big needle.
dave_from_cbc-Have you had any discussions about reinstating weekend hours for the Lawrence location? I donate pretty frequently, but I've got a Wednesday morning free during which to do it. Some folks who may otherwise donate probably don't have time during regular business hours on weekdays. How about some Saturday hours?
I use to - not anymore now that I'm older. I need all the blood I can keep at this stage. Last time I had blood drawn I got so dizzy it really frigthened me to the point that I won't ever do that again.
I work for the Community Blood Center. Thanks to everyone who donates or who has ever donated. Donating blood is an easy way to save someone's life.
Would like to because I have rare blood but can't because I served my country overseas......Very frustrating......want to help here but I'm turned away......When will that change or will it ever?
I have donated blood, but after going to the interior of Mexico several times in the early to mid 2000s, I was told I couldn't give blood.Now, my question is, what the heck is floating around in central Mexico that may taint my blood?
I have donated over a hundred times and will continue to do so. Whether it's the Red Cross or our own Community Blood Center, I hope those who can, will. It is very important. One pint is usually divided up three ways. So just one donation has a major impact on three indiduals who appreciate what you've done.
I was rejected due to blood pressure. Although I was asked by a close friend if I would when she went in for surgery and it worked out. That was many years ago and with meds for diabetes I don't think I could along with the high bp.
I just donated today!! At LMH :-D It just makes you feel good knowing your helping someone.
The Red Cross prohibits men who've ever had sex with another man from donating blood. The policy is discriminatory and wrong.
I work for the Community Blood Center. Thanks to everyone who donates or who has ever donated. Donating blood is an easy way to save someone's life.--was relieved, for a minute, I thought you were from the :Canadian Broadcasting Corporation! you know, trying to get a foot in the door down here! [note, ref recent stories about found feet.]I used to, and it helped me with my own needle phobia. can't now and it is a shame as i have really unusual blood, AB positive. can't because of health/meds I am on.topekan, that is not discriminatory. AIDS/HIV doesn't show up for months in testing, after contracting it. they also turn down iv drug users, same reason.
Topekan7 - The Red Cross does not prohibit men who've ever had sex with another man from donating blood. It's the Federal Drug Administration who prohibits it. And they govern every thing Red Cross and Community Blood Center does. However, in fairness to the FDA, it's their only way of guaranteeing a safe blood supply to the recipients. Many other people aren't allowed to donate either for one reason or another.
I, too, thought it was funny this poll is in the same issue of the paper with big warning about mosquitos this year! so, yes, I donate blood every day!
oh py,I'm simply referring to their carefully considered standards. of course women get it. and worst affect is black women. however, the chances of HIV transmission for male-male sex are far greater than male female sex.
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