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    Really need to do it again after this pregnancy!

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    So if I lived in England between 1988 and 2000 does that mean I can't donate due to mad cow disease? Forever or just a specific time period?

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    Quote Originally Posted by amyd View Post
    I'm a vet so the risk of injuries and zoonotic diseases while minimal scares them. I can still donate plasma though.
    Ohhh wow I never knew that, thanks for answering!

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    When I worked at a hospital that had a blood donor centre close by I donated blood regularly (approx 10 years ago). I even did plasma donations for a period. When my first daughter was born I had a 2.2L PPH and needed 3 units of blood.
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    I've donated twice and fainted both times so they suggested I not return. Mum is the same, we both have low blood pressure and get light headed standing from sitting etc so not sure if that's why.

    I've never needed blood.

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    Default Do you donate blood? Have you ever needed Blood

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    I've just googled and the exclusion period is 1 January 1980 - 31 December 1996 - so you cannot donate ever. There is a note on the red cross donate blood site that says if this changes (ie reliable screening is developed) it will be widely publicised.

    http://www.donateblood.com.au/faq#faq_279
    Thanks for that That's a shame as I have no problems with needles or getting blood taken, and we have a van pull up regularly nearby!

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    I'm not allowed to donate here as I'm from the UK and there is the mad cow disease risk apparently. I was raised vegetarian though.

    I needed a transfusion after my daughter's birth. Very grateful for it. Felt so much better afterwards.

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    I used to donate semi regularly. I don't know why I stopped.

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    I can't donate blood because I am a Britski, otherwise I would in a heartbeat.

    I have needed blood once - I had three units after my PPH. Weirdest feeling ever...

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    I'm going to bump this one. With a few hubbers having some bad news lately. A reminder that one of the biggest needs for blood is for cancer patients.

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