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Do you ever donate blood?

Response Percent Votes
50% 219
49% 218
Total 437


kwjayhawk 9 years ago

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.

fan4kufootball 9 years ago

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.

redwaggoner 9 years ago

i'm diabetic and can't donate. They wouldn't even want my organs after Im gone.

Chrissy Neibarger 9 years ago

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.

Boeing 9 years ago

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...

Bossa_Nova 9 years ago

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.

gccs14r 9 years ago

I tried to donate once in one of the buses, but they were incompetent. I hope they have better people now.

Peaty Romano 9 years ago

"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. :)

Peaty Romano 9 years ago

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.

Curtis Lange 9 years ago

Would love to donate, but I lived in Europe too long.

sheshapes 9 years ago

I've tried to, but my veins are way too small and they run away when I see the crazy big needle.

Nate Poell 9 years ago

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?

Kat Christian 9 years ago

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.

dave_from_cbc 9 years ago

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.

sammiesays 9 years ago

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?

Ken Miller 9 years ago

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?

nbnozzy 9 years ago

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.

lily 9 years ago

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.

pissedinlawrence 9 years ago

I just donated today!! At LMH :-D It just makes you feel good knowing your helping someone.

topekan7 9 years ago

The Red Cross prohibits men who've ever had sex with another man from donating blood. The policy is discriminatory and wrong.

bearded_gnome 9 years ago

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.

Bassetlover 9 years ago

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.

bearded_gnome 9 years ago

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!

bearded_gnome 9 years ago

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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