I feel really bad that I don't, but even though I'm not exactly a delicate little flower, every time I even think about it I feel sick and faint.
I know if I could make myself do it i could shame H2B into going too, he has never donated either. So if I did it, it would be two extra donors which makes me feel even guiltier that i don't!
no and every time they are in mullingar i go down and was sent away - first for having a cold and then for being on af
going next time though prmoise
Yep, do it regularly. Going again this Friday. The first time I did it I was fainting all day afterwards - because I was silly and hadn't eaten a proper breakfast.
But don't feel guilty if you really, really couldn't face doing it. It freaks some people out, and thats ok.
i do and the last time i dragged himself along too....its a nice feeling actually being in a room with loads of others that do too...makes u believe there are actually still some nice people left in the world.
Do it anytime I can now - since my sister was sick and got blood transfusions, I felt that we owed something back to the system.
Got turned away the last time though cos I had a cough. Love munching on the biccies and fizzy orange afterwards!! It's like being at a party in school again!
Yep, I've given blood lots of times, there's nothing to it.
I feel so bad though, with all this wedding stuff I haven't had a chance to do it at all this year and probably won't until after the wedding.
They've actually phoned me a few times looking for my blood as it's what they need for newborn babies. I don't have antigens in my blood that can harm them.
So, it's so nice to know that I may have helped little newborns.
Seriously girls, you get a kick out of knowing how much you're helping people.
There's very few excuses not to give blood, other than medical ones.
i cant cos i have a thing called sarcoidosis - really wanted to too cos my mum has had a few blood transfusions lately and i wanted to give something back. Trying to get my sister to do it but she is too afraid
Yes. And I'm constantly actively recruiting newbies. The hardest thing is getting your finger pricked for them to test it for iron and that's just a pinch. You don't see a needle and you've a friendly face to yap to the whole time you're there. I attend the clinic in D'Olier Street Dublin so I also get free sweeties when I'm finished
Would suggest anyone who can donates and being afraid of needles is not a valid excuse!!!
Face your fears ladies - you'd be surprised how easily it is and how good you feel about yourself afterwards.
Can't, must weigh over 50 kg and I don't
[quote:w9i15p87]Can't, must weigh over 50 kg and I don't[/quote:w9i15p87]
Good excuse for a pig-out so!