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MARYJOANNA's Photo MARYJOANNA Posts: 18,942
4/4/20 7:11 A

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No, at 83 I need my blood!




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4/3/20 12:45 P

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I work at a hospital, and I'm able to do so without any adverse effects (except some bruising at the needle site sometimes), so I give a minimum of 4 times a year. All it takes is some time, doesn't cost me a dime to give :-)

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4/3/20 11:28 A

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3/17/20 10:12 A



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I donated blood last night. Even though my appointment wasn't on time, I was thrilled at the great turnout and didn't mind the extra wait.


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3/15/20 12:18 P

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No, I am anemic so can't :(



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MARYJOANNA's Photo MARYJOANNA Posts: 18,942
3/14/20 7:27 A

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I haven't since I was 18 and now at 83 not a good idea



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3/10/20 10:23 P

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3/10/20 8:47 P

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LIL-VIXEN's Photo LIL-VIXEN Posts: 8,383
3/8/20 9:46 P

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No

"The only way of finding the limits of the possible is by going beyond them into the impossible."



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MARYJOANNA's Photo MARYJOANNA Posts: 18,942
3/8/20 1:12 P

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3/5/20 8:32 P

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3/5/20 1:14 P

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Way to go! Multiply that by 24 and that's how many lives you've saved!

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3/5/20 10:26 A

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Yes, regularly (every 2 months). Received my 5 gallon pin recently. In honor of my parents.



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3/3/20 10:01 P

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NO



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LISAMARIE2015's Photo LISAMARIE2015 Posts: 6,204
3/3/20 12:43 P

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No, I'm too anemic and low iron :( Working on it!



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2/16/20 4:27 P

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You are a true hero!

One stumble does not a failure make.

Everything in moderation.


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2/16/20 4:06 P

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I actually have an appointment this week!

Its been awhile, due to low iron, then I was sick (x3)...but finally have been taking my iron again, and feeling ready to do it! I take about 3 days "off" of intense exercise afterward now that I'm in my late 60's...other than that...no negative effects!

For about ten years before I retired I worked at a large University Hospital, in their Blood Bank Division. Its incredible what the needs are...and how they have the technology to help more than one person from a single donation.

If you have never donated, or its been awhile...please consider helping others with the gift of Life!!

Patti
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2/15/20 7:49 P

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2/14/20 3:35 P

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I do when I can! I am sometimes turned away for low iron levels but I try!

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2/11/20 10:07 P

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I did once and felt bad for 3 weeks after, I don't need to do that to myself.

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2/11/20 9:43 P

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Can't veins too small and they roll

"The only way of finding the limits of the possible is by going beyond them into the impossible."



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2/11/20 6:02 A

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I haven't unfortunately.

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2/10/20 3:41 P

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I can't donate blood or organs.

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2/9/20 3:25 P

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2/9/20 3:01 P

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Nope. I was told by our Central Blood Bank to not return (reason is nobody’s business) after trying three years in a row.
I will not try anymore at their request.

"We cannot change the cards we are dealt, just how we play the hand."
~ Randy Pausch

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2/9/20 10:09 A

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Did you know that donating blood is part of a heart-healthy lifestyle? In fact, studies have shown that donating blood can be good for your heart.

OneBlood Medical Director, Dr. Richard Gammon, M.D., states, “There have been studies published that show blood donors enjoy better health (Transfusion 2007) and blood donation reduces blood pressure (Transfusion 2016) and cholesterol (Am J Epi 1998).”

Having diabetes, high blood pressure, or high cholesterol does not prevent you from donating blood.

If you've had certain types of cancer, you can donate blood. I had breast cancer in 2008 and donated in January.

Of all the medications on the market, only about 10% would defer you from donating blood.

Someone needs a blood transfusion every two seconds.

1 in 3 of us will need a blood transfusion in our lifetime.

You can donate whole blood every 56 days.

37% of us are eligible to donate blood, but only 4% do.

It takes about 30 minutes of your time and you can save up to three lives. Find a bloodmobile or a blood bank branch near you and become a lifesaver!



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