Author Topic: "May" We Tell You You ROCK?! (Remember! Both donors AND NON-donors are stars!)  (Read 148879 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

kitty-cat

  • Hero Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 2779
Re: Donating Blood - EHELL CHALLENGE Pg 4 (ALL EHellions see Pg 14!!!)
« Reply #225 on: October 22, 2009, 12:32:17 PM »
I DONATED TODAY!!!!!!!!!!

I was biking to campus this morning and passed the bus.  Long story short, I was able to donate.  And i managed to fill the bag in only 5 minutes.  Apparently the last time I tried to donate, they made too big a hole in my vein which made my body clot too fast.


And sorry if this is kinda weirdly typed- I'm typing with one hand...




NE Florida

Lynnv

  • Hero Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 2485
Re: Donating Blood - EHELL CHALLENGE Pg 4 (ALL EHellions see Pg 14!!!)
« Reply #226 on: October 22, 2009, 12:38:16 PM »
I am coming out of lurker-dom to say that I donated yesterday.  They like to have me donate platelets instead of blood-which means that I am on an every two or three week cycle for my donations.  I figure that I don't have a lot of $$$ to donate to charity right now, but two or three hours (platelets take longer) every few weeks is well within my budget.   ;D

Lynn
Lynn

"Anyone who considers protocol unimportant has never dealt with a cat."  Robert A. Heinlein

DottyG

  • Super Hero!
  • ****
  • Posts: 18204
Re: Donating Blood - EHELL CHALLENGE Pg 4 (ALL EHellions see Pg 14!!!)
« Reply #227 on: October 22, 2009, 12:42:52 PM »
YEA kitty-cat!!!  I'm so happy for you!

And, Lynnv, WELCOME to the forum!!!!!  What an entrance to make here! :D

Y'all are both getting added into the total on the 1st page!

(DottyG does the Happy Dance!)


DottyG

  • Super Hero!
  • ****
  • Posts: 18204
Re: Donating Blood - EHELL CHALLENGE Pg 4 (ALL EHellions see Pg 14!!!)
« Reply #228 on: October 22, 2009, 12:44:56 PM »
And, hot-shaker, you get added in as well. ;)


hot_shaker

  • Super Hero!
  • ****
  • Posts: 6566
  • Friendly EHell Crank
Re: Donating Blood - EHELL CHALLENGE Pg 4 (ALL EHellions see Pg 14!!!)
« Reply #229 on: October 22, 2009, 02:46:50 PM »
And, hot-shaker, you get added in as well. ;)

:)

I promise not to wear the free T-shirt until I've actually earned it!

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Trust me, I'm a scientist.
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Raised on the East Coast,
living in the Mid-West.

arkzak

  • Member
  • **
  • Posts: 189
Re: Donating Blood - EHELL CHALLENGE Pg 4 (ALL EHellions see Pg 14!!!)
« Reply #230 on: October 22, 2009, 02:51:22 PM »
I just got my latest invitation! I'm donating next Thursday!

DottyG

  • Super Hero!
  • ****
  • Posts: 18204
Re: Donating Blood - EHELL CHALLENGE Pg 4 (ALL EHellions see Pg 14!!!)
« Reply #231 on: October 22, 2009, 02:57:07 PM »
I just got my latest invitation! I'm donating next Thursday!

:)


Nurvingiel

  • Super Hero!
  • ****
  • Posts: 12404
Re: Donating Blood - EHELL CHALLENGE Pg 4 (ALL EHellions see Pg 14!!!)
« Reply #232 on: October 24, 2009, 08:47:56 PM »
I can donate in about 3 more weeks - November 16.

I am not looking forward to this, but I think if I mentally prepare myself, the pain won't be as bad. The needle really surprised me last time. The first time I donated blood, it didn't hurt at all.
If I had some ham, I could have ham and eggs, if I had some eggs.

Harriet Jones

  • Super Hero!
  • ****
  • Posts: 6587
  • Yes, we know who you are.
Re: Donating Blood - EHELL CHALLENGE Pg 4 (ALL EHellions see Pg 14!!!)
« Reply #233 on: October 24, 2009, 10:31:49 PM »
I can't stand the finger stick, to me it hurts worse than the needle.

This last time, when I was turned down because of my blood pressure. the Red Cross employee seriously hurt me with the BP cuff -- that's the first time it's ever *hurt* to get my BP taken.

DottyG

  • Super Hero!
  • ****
  • Posts: 18204
Re: Donating Blood - EHELL CHALLENGE Pg 4 (ALL EHellions see Pg 14!!!)
« Reply #234 on: October 27, 2009, 11:26:37 AM »
I just got my reminder in my email, so I thought I'd bring this thread up for everyone else as well. :)


Lynnv

  • Hero Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 2485
Re: Donating Blood - EHELL CHALLENGE Pg 4 (ALL EHellions see Pg 14!!!)
« Reply #235 on: October 27, 2009, 11:30:29 AM »
My next appointment is Nov. 6.  But-I do donate really often, as platelet donors can go in every 2 to 3 weeks rather than whatever it is for whole blood.  My husband's school is having a drive, so he is also scheduled in next week.  He donates whole blood (O+) so he doesn't go as often, but he goes just about every time he is eligible.

Lynn

"Anyone who considers protocol unimportant has never dealt with a cat."  Robert A. Heinlein

kitty-cat

  • Hero Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 2779
Re: Donating Blood - EHELL CHALLENGE Pg 4 (ALL EHellions see Pg 14!!!)
« Reply #236 on: October 27, 2009, 12:22:05 PM »
Well, I just found out that I am A- blood.  And then I did some digging- A- blood types can only recieve O- or A- blood.  I shall be donating again come December :)

(now for the bruise to go away...)




NE Florida

TotterGirl

  • Member
  • **
  • Posts: 199
Re: Donating Blood - EHELL CHALLENGE Pg 4 (ALL EHellions see Pg 14!!!)
« Reply #237 on: October 27, 2009, 02:05:29 PM »
I can't stand the finger stick, to me it hurts worse than the needle.

This last time, when I was turned down because of my blood pressure. the Red Cross employee seriously hurt me with the BP cuff -- that's the first time it's ever *hurt* to get my BP taken.
I agree with  you about the finger stick.  Regarding your BP, if they hurt you, they are not doing it right.  If you are a larger person, ask for a large BP cuff.

Outdoor Girl

  • Super Hero!
  • ****
  • Posts: 13640
Re: Donating Blood - EHELL CHALLENGE Pg 4 (ALL EHellions see Pg 14!!!)
« Reply #238 on: October 27, 2009, 02:45:00 PM »
Deep-fried Twinkie, the next time you go in, tell them what your BP normally is.  A nurse will make assumptions based on age and weight and pump the cuff up to what she thinks your BP will be.  So if you normally have lower pressure, she will only pump it up to a bit over what your norm is, which should be easier on your arm.

I'm one of those with unusually low pressure for my age and weight.

My Mom was a home-care nurse and knew most of her patients fairly well, many of whom had higher BPs.  She got a little distracted one day with one client and just started pumping the cuff up to the normal level she used with most of her patients.  But this LOL had lower pressure and complained when it started to hurt.  Mom quickly let off pressure and apologized.
I have CDO.  It is like OCD but with the letters in alphabetical order, as they should be.
Ontario

Nurvingiel

  • Super Hero!
  • ****
  • Posts: 12404
Re: Donating Blood - EHELL CHALLENGE Pg 4 (ALL EHellions see Pg 14!!!)
« Reply #239 on: October 27, 2009, 03:08:00 PM »
My blood pressure is 95/62, can you believe it? My botched donation was the second time I had donated. The first time I donated, I had no pain and filled the bag in five minutes. The last time, well, the last time something hurt that bad I was on crutches for a month.

I'm going to give another shot (heee) on November 16th and if it's bad again, I'm not going to do it anymore.

My husband enjoyed his experience donating for the first time and he said he'd keep doing it. So even if I don't donate, I will go to keep him company.
If I had some ham, I could have ham and eggs, if I had some eggs.