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Re: Donating Blood - EHELL CHALLENGE Pg 4 (Non-donating people can join, too!)
« Reply #195 on: October 02, 2009, 11:18:30 AM »
Does it count that I phoned today to see if I am allowed to donate?

I'm still deferred but they updated my contact information and asked me to call back in a year or so to see if they've changed the guidelines.

(I had a melanoma removed in 1999.  If it had been basal or squamous cell skin cancer, I'd be allowed but not melanoma.)
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Re: Donating Blood - EHELL CHALLENGE Pg 4 (Non-donating people can join, too!)
« Reply #196 on: October 02, 2009, 11:31:26 AM »
WHOO HOOO Catgal!!!!!  You ROCK!

And, Outdoor Girl, that counts!  I'm adding in a new section to our tally for things like that. :)


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Re: Donating Blood - EHELL CHALLENGE Pg 4 (Non-donating people can join, too!)
« Reply #197 on: October 05, 2009, 03:08:39 PM »
Ok, everyone, we're already 5 days into October!

Remember that you do not have to be an actual blood donor to just pass the word along to your friends and family that can donate!  You can do something as simple as putting up a flyer at work that encourages others to donate.  You can tell your best friend about our challenge.  You can ask you HR department if a blood drive can be started in your building.

LET'S GET EVERY EHELLION (BLOOD DONOR OR NOT) ADDED TO OUR TALLY IN THE "People EHellions Have Told In Their Communities About Donating" SECTION!!!

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Re: Donating Blood - EHELL CHALLENGE Pg 4 (Non-donating people can join, too!)
« Reply #198 on: October 05, 2009, 03:11:24 PM »
The blood drive I have an appointment for is this Wednesday!  I also put a flyer up at my gym and one of the instructors there (who donates regularly) will be going.

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Re: Donating Blood - EHELL CHALLENGE Pg 4 (Non-donating people can join, too!)
« Reply #199 on: October 05, 2009, 03:12:47 PM »
Our office runs a blood drive every 2 months and I donate each time. Next up later this month- I'll post when it happens!
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Re: Donating Blood - EHELL CHALLENGE Pg 4 (Non-donating people can join, too!)
« Reply #200 on: October 05, 2009, 03:27:10 PM »
Yea Deep-fried Twinkie!!!  Adding you in!

And, Winterlight, let me know when you give, and I'll put you in that part of the tally.  But, until then, spread the word about the drive - and then you can be added into the other section of the tally as well. :)


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Re: Donating Blood - EHELL CHALLENGE Pg 4 (ALL EHellions see Pg 14!!!)
« Reply #201 on: October 05, 2009, 07:11:47 PM »
Dotty,
Our local Save-A-Lot had flyers about this Wednesday's blood drive. I picked up one to remind me about the event.

I'll let you know how it went.  :)

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Re: Donating Blood - EHELL CHALLENGE Pg 4 (ALL EHellions see Pg 14!!!)
« Reply #202 on: October 06, 2009, 01:07:04 AM »
I can't donate, as I have anemia and very low blood pressure. We don't get paid for it here, and the centres are not open to volunteers.

However, I have had a note about donating blood as my Facebook status on and off since you started this thread, and have got some friends to donate.  Hope it helps!


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Re: Donating Blood - EHELL CHALLENGE Pg 4 (ALL EHellions see Pg 14!!!)
« Reply #203 on: October 06, 2009, 11:30:09 AM »
Gotcha both counted! :)  Laura, if you do give, let me know, so I can put you in that section, too.

YEA EHELLIONS!!!


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Re: Donating Blood - EHELL CHALLENGE Pg 4 (ALL EHellions see Pg 14!!!)
« Reply #204 on: October 06, 2009, 01:07:34 PM »
DH and I both donate regularly since we are both O+ and he's got something in his platelets or something that makes his blood super awesome for them to get.  They call him all the time to ask him to come donate, but they don't give a fig about me LOL!!

Unfortunately they don't let preggers donate.  But I will donate as soon as I'm done breastfeeding!

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Re: Donating Blood - EHELL CHALLENGE Pg 4 (ALL EHellions see Pg 14!!!)
« Reply #205 on: October 07, 2009, 07:42:36 PM »
Happy Dance.....Happy Dance.....Happy Dance!!!!!


Hello Dotty!

Guess what I did........I was able to donate today. My hemoglobin level was 14.1. The last time I was able to donate was about 5 years ago(low hemoglobin)

The Red Cross person said that it took me 4 minutes to fill the bag.

Several personnel thanked me for donating. I was the last person for the day(1pm-6pm).  There were 18 hopeful donors, but only 14 were able to.

The December drive usually gets more press and usually has alot of people come out for it.

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Re: Donating Blood - EHELL CHALLENGE Pg 4 (ALL EHellions see Pg 14!!!)
« Reply #206 on: October 07, 2009, 08:29:10 PM »
I've talked about it to others, though as an anemic, I can't donate :(

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Re: Donating Blood - EHELL CHALLENGE Pg 4 (ALL EHellions see Pg 14!!!)
« Reply #207 on: October 07, 2009, 08:53:04 PM »
Well, poop.  I went to the blood drive today and my BP was a smidge too high, so I couldn't donate.  :(

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Re: Donating Blood - EHELL CHALLENGE Pg 4 (ALL EHellions see Pg 14!!!)
« Reply #208 on: October 08, 2009, 11:24:40 AM »
WAY TO GO LauraLBW, Alida and Deep-fried Twinkie!!!  ALL of you ROCK! :)

I've put all 3 of you into the tally.

GO EHELLIONS!!!  We're going GREAT!


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Re: Donating Blood - EHELL CHALLENGE Pg 4 (ALL EHellions see Pg 14!!!)
« Reply #209 on: October 08, 2009, 01:26:56 PM »
Just donated and posted on Facebook, Dotty!
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