hey I just signed up for an appointment a week from today! The last few times I've tried to donate I was turned away due to low iron, but I'll start taking my vitamins now and will hopefully be fine.
I just get so frustrated with the red cross in that since I've moved 7 times in 7 years they can't keep tabs on me (and now I've changed my name to boot) so not only am I getting calls for urgent blood needs in cities 150+ miles away - I have apparently donated to 2 different regional centers, with totally different records and neither will acknowledge donations made to the other. Or donations made in a different name I guess, so now I'm back to "first time" donor status.
I know that's not the point of giving blood, but it just bothers me that my records wrong. I sent the new place an e-mail, maybe they can sort it out once and for all.