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DottyG

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Re: It's Blood Donation Month at EHell! (NON-donors are very important as well!)
« Reply #1200 on: February 02, 2012, 11:31:49 AM »
Crossing my fingers for you! :)


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Re: It's Blood Donation Month at EHell! (NON-donors are very important as well!)
« Reply #1201 on: February 06, 2012, 07:36:29 PM »
Best of luck, Winterlight!

Finally finished my latest tattoo (giant back piece several years in the making) so I'll be back to donating in 6 months or so... 

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Re: It's Blood Donation Month at EHell! (NON-donors are very important as well!)
« Reply #1202 on: February 09, 2012, 07:38:45 PM »
I did it! One pint A-neg has been delivered!

Congratulations on the tatt, Surianne!

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Re: It's Blood Donation Month at EHell! (NON-donors are very important as well!)
« Reply #1203 on: February 17, 2012, 05:39:21 PM »
I can't give blood any more - they don't want mine because I've got ME.  I did get my ten pints in though...

When I was at work (I'm currently off sick) when the blood wagon comes (we are able to give during work time), I used to cover the phones of the other secretaries who were off donating (and their dictations, if necessary)

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Re: It's Blood Donation Month at EHell! (NON-donors are very important as well!)
« Reply #1204 on: February 17, 2012, 05:40:35 PM »
emwithme, what does ME stand for?
I have CDO.  It is like OCD but with the letters in alphabetical order, as they should be.
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Re: It's Blood Donation Month at EHell! (NON-donors are very important as well!)
« Reply #1205 on: February 17, 2012, 07:17:55 PM »
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I used to cover the phones of the other secretaries who were off donating (and their dictations, if necessary)

That is HUGE!  Thank you for doing that!  You probably freed up a lot of people that were able to donate who might not have otherwise!  In a way, you did donate during that time by allowing them the ability to do so.


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Re: It's Blood Donation Month at EHell! (NON-donors are very important as well!)
« Reply #1206 on: February 18, 2012, 07:23:00 PM »
emwithme, what does ME stand for?

ME is Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (aka Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/Post-Viral Fatigue Syndrome).  Wiki link here

I got it after a winter where for three months I had virus after virus (tonsillitis/quinsy/bronchitis/tonsillitis again/pneumonia) and my immune system basically crashed. 

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Re: It's Blood Donation Month at EHell! (NON-donors are very important as well!)
« Reply #1207 on: February 18, 2012, 08:03:48 PM »
Does anybody have any bright ideas about how to up your iron?  I've been turned down at the blood donor clinic for the last four times I attempted to donate.  Never more than two ticks below their minimum, but it's heartbreaking to be not quite up to scratch.  I've tried iron supplements, but they don't seem to take.  I'm mostly vegetarian, although I eat fish and seafood.


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Re: It's Blood Donation Month at EHell! (NON-donors are very important as well!)
« Reply #1208 on: February 18, 2012, 09:23:12 PM »
JennJenn68, I have the same problem!

The hints they gave me were to make sure to take the iron with Vitamin C - it absorbs better.  Don't drink caffeine with it - and limit your caffeine altogether.  Apparently, it depletes iron.

I would think the time of the month matters as well.  When you're lower on blood, your iron is going to be depleted.

If you hear of any really great tips on your end, let me know.  I know that frustration of wanting to give so badly and being juuuuuuust under the limit to be able to do so.


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Re: It's Blood Donation Month at EHell! (NON-donors are very important as well!)
« Reply #1209 on: February 18, 2012, 10:11:58 PM »
The hints they gave me were to make sure to take the iron with Vitamin C - it absorbs better.  Don't drink caffeine with it - and limit your caffeine altogether.  Apparently, it depletes iron.

I would think the time of the month matters as well.  When you're lower on blood, your iron is going to be depleted.

I was going to make these same suggestions.  Iron isn't easily released from iron rich vegetables like spinach so you need the vitamin C with those, too.  There is something else to that is tickling my memory - maybe copper and zinc?
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Re: It's Blood Donation Month at EHell! (NON-donors are very important as well!)
« Reply #1210 on: February 20, 2012, 05:50:56 AM »
I'll be giving my 27th pint tomorrow.

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Re: It's Blood Donation Month at EHell! (NON-donors are very important as well!)
« Reply #1211 on: February 20, 2012, 12:28:18 PM »
YAY SNOOKS! :)


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Re: It's Blood Donation Month at EHell! (NON-donors are very important as well!)
« Reply #1212 on: February 21, 2012, 12:37:30 AM »
I made an appointment today, for the 27th at 4:15pm.  :)

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Re: It's Blood Donation Month at EHell! (NON-donors are very important as well!)
« Reply #1213 on: February 21, 2012, 06:11:04 PM »
No donations for me this month - but I'm organizing the office drive for the middle of next month!
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Re: It's Blood Donation Month at EHell! (NON-donors are very important as well!)
« Reply #1214 on: February 22, 2012, 05:34:02 PM »
I just donated for the first time today!

And I think I learned that I need to donate in the afternoon and not the morning, since I would have more food in my stomach in the afternoon.  :-\ I got fairly sick. It got me thinking though -- if I feel sick from losing just a pint of blood, what must it feel like to get injured and lose a lot? Makes me realize how important it is for hospitals to have access to plenty of donated blood.
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