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Blood Donation

Discussion in 'Konoha Country Club' started by Polaris, Nov 5, 2018.

  1. Polaris

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    Have you ever donated blood? What was it like? Do you donate blood regulary?

    Some interesting facts about blood donation;

    -Someone in the world needs blood every two seconds.

    -Blood donors are at a lower risk for heartattack and diabetes.

    -Blood donation saves more than 4,5 million lives annually.
     
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  2. White Wolf

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    Yeah I'm a donor, not too regular these days but done it a few times over the years. Since I'm O+ my blood's pretty common/useful.

    I don't "like" doing it though since it leaves me pretty sick-ish after the fact, but eh other people can use it more than I can.
     
  3. ~M~

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    Yes I've donated whole platelet blood before, but I've donated plasma many many more times because companies pay you as it takes longer to do than blood.
     
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    I’m anemic so I can’t donate. Plus I have a tattoo so even if I wasnt anemic the tattoo would prevent me from donating.
     
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    No blood to donate as I ama a banana. But I do volunteer work at drives from time to time.
     
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    I'm a diabetic, so I can't donate. I probably wouldn't even if I could though; not a fan of needles, ironically. I know I'm O- though.
     
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    I've never donated blood. I probably never will. Also, I honestly have no clue what my blood type is.
     
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    I used to donate regularly after when I was 20 or so, but that stopped after stuff. I am no longer eligible to donate blood. :catsad

    I don't remember my blood type. It's red and goopy
     
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    Never done it.
     
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    If you don't mind me asking, is it because you have low hemoglobin levels?
     
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    Yeah I donated 3 times in high school and twice like 3 years ago, but I haven’t done it since. I believe I’m O+
     
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    I’ve donated a few times. I just don’t appreciate the massive calls within the day/week that they do every time there’s a blood drive near you. So, I’ve been telling them that I have a recent tattoo or that I’ve been in Mexico. You can’t donate if you’ve had a recent tatt or if you’ve traveled outside the US. Then you’re no longer on their call list.
     
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    I would probably donate if it was safer

    It requires too many checks and whatnot so that they don't kill their other patients with your blood :D. If donating blood wasn't so dangerous, it wouldn't require so much.
     
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    Yeah both plasma and platelets too. I used to do it once a year but have missed last 2 I should go soon.
     
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    I did a couple times in high school. The last couple times I tried though I wasn't eligible because they said my blood pressure was too high.
     
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    Except Canada
     
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    I don't remember if I said anything or not, but trans people donating blood is partially no bueno.
     
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    I did it once before hiking....The nurse dude had such a hard time finding a vein on my arm....

    can't remember if I nearly passed out after the hike. Long time ago like 8 years ago.
     
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    he tried in vain to find your vein? :)
     
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    Nah, I'm not a big fan of the process, and since I'm AB+ my blood is all but useless since only others of my type can take it, but we can also accept any other blood type (universal recipient).
     
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    I have done it. I have small red cells, apparently I don't process well hemoglobin, and I have iron problems, and in the end I had to stop, but I am glad I have been a regular donor for years before. I visited someone in the hospital in July and saw one of the nurses in charge of blood donations, and she still remembered me, which was nice.

    I wish smaller donations were allowed, and not just 450cc, because then I think more people could give blood. It is something necessary after all.

    My good arm is left one. In the right one they always have a hard time finding the vein :/
     
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    I’ve donated before. Weird, but I actually like the feeling afterwards. Anyway, I’m O+ which is the most common and the first blood type to emerge in our species.
     
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    Actually we encourage you guys to donate since its quite rare. :amuse
     
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    Really? What benefit is there when you can blindly grab a bag of blood from storage and be okay when giving it to someone that's AB+? Having more blood in general?

    I did read that they are developing a method to strip blood of its antigens and such though, which would essentially make everyone a universal donor, so that's promising.
     
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    Yes and other than feeling of doing something good for once they also gave me chocolate bar and tea which was also nice
     
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    In transfusion medicine, the so-called "blood" still needs divided into whole blood or specific components (packed RBCs, FFP, Platelet concentrate etc). Each containing components that might do more harm than good when done incorrectly. For example a Type O plasma contains antibodies that react against antigens in A and B. As such you, might want to reconsider transfusing plasma-containing blood components to a Type AB patient. Not exactly very "Universal recipient" if you ask me.

    That's why in actualy practice, it is considered taboo to think of transfusing a different set of blood to a patient. I know books do talk of transfusion of low titer Os to other blood group patients but it is rarely done in practice and is actually high discouraged.
     
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    the blood they take out always feels nice and warm
     
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    Fair enough, I wasn't aware of the finer points of blood donation and transfusions I guess. That certainly encourages me to try to donate.
     
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    Im AB Negative so i think my blood type is really rare.
     
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    I'm O+ and I'm a blood donor since more than 10 years ago.

    It all started when my young sister had chemotherapy (it wasn't cancer, it was she kinda still had pregnancy cells in her body when she wasn't pregnant anymore and her uterus and ovaries were too big or something like that). So I visited the hospital a lot and I decided to donor blood for the first time. It wasn't for her, it was for any person who could need that. 2 weeks later my sister did need a blood transfusion (she is also O+). So I was glad I did the right decision and I continue donating my blood since that.

    Some years later I also donated a blood sample so since that I'm part of the Bone Marrow National Donor Programme.

    In Brazil we don't receive money when donating both (at least I'm not aware of that). Also, you got a day free from work due a law (once a year) and still receive money/salary of that day. But most companies are okay giving more tha that day off per year if you are going to donor more than one time/year and still pay your salary for that day.

    I donated blood 2 weeks ago and... it didn't end well. After that, I went to the mall to eat and meet a friend to watch the Queen movie. When I arrived there, I fainted. Some people said I hit my head (I didn't hit it and told that to them I hit my ribs and right arm and they told me I didn't know that), so they sent me to a hospital... 3 x-rays (head, ribs and arm) and being on IV (500 ml) later, I was sent home. I faited because my blood pressure is naturally low and that day was too hot because summer is coming here.

    I'm going to donate again after 3 months. :naruramen
     
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