I started donating at 16. It was habit for me, cause my mum used to take me along with her. I remember waiting patiently with a new sticker book while my mum donated when i was about 3.
I haven't donated for nearly 4 years because I've been pregnant and/or breastfeeding, but will be back to it once my bub is a bit older
I know this is an old thread, but such a good conversation to keep going!
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02-11-2015 11:54 #81
02-11-2015 12:07 #82
I want to but I'm not allowed due to having seizures. Good job to everyone else though.
02-11-2015 12:16 #83
I feel like I should call them up and see if I can donate again. A friend of mine was told to not donate while she was TTC but I could probably fit in another couple of donations before starting IVF. I was donating plasma and platelets when I had to stop so could donate more frequently. I was one of the few B+ donors who could donate platelets in the Brisbane centre apparently, so I wish I could keep going!
02-11-2015 13:35 #84
Yes, I used to donate regularly in high school after one of my best friends had numerous transfusions due to major back surgery and complications. I haven't donated since I left school though.
02-11-2015 13:45 #85
I have never received blood and I have never donated
I have no idea why! I'm not scared of needles and love to give. So I feel really stupid that I haven't. To be honest, I just never thought of it pre-children (I was such an immature person pre-kids) and Since being pregnant with my first I've been pretty much pregnant or breastfeeding ever since (4 kids in 6 years).
Once I've finished feeding this baby, my 4th and last, I really need to get onto this.
02-11-2015 16:19 #86
Do you donate blood? Have you ever needed Blood
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Thank you to the person who donated these platelets ❤️
Also, if you have a rare blood type, don't feel put off at all. My DD is type B+ (same as me), and if it's available they do use that type (as you can see here!). The more the merrier I say!
Edit: actually thank you to the FOUR people who donated! Just noticed on the package that it says 'made from four donations'
02-11-2015 17:17 #87
I'd like to donate, but I lived in England during the exclusion period so am not eligible.
ETA I am eternally grateful to the selfless people to who do donate. A blood transfusion once saved the life of one my children.
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02-11-2015 17:23 #88Senior Member
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I would love to donate but I have shocking veins . I can only get blood tests taken from near my knuckle so donating is out of the question.
I had to have blood products after my hysterectomy and am so very grateful to the donors
02-11-2015 18:00 #89
Thank you to all who donate. I receive IVIG every four weeks as my immune system no longer produces enough antibodies so each month I receive antibodies from blood and plasma donations.
It can take up to 24 donations each month just for the amount I receive so thank you everyone who donates.
25-11-2015 12:38 #90
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