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Re: April's Blood Drive (Remember! Both donors AND NON-donors are stars!)
« Reply #1410 on: April 16, 2013, 05:33:49 PM »
I'm donating tomorrow - I just became eligible again after my last donation.

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Re: April's Blood Drive (Remember! Both donors AND NON-donors are stars!)
« Reply #1411 on: April 22, 2013, 06:48:19 PM »
Just got back from aphoresis. The Red Cross workers were very tired from an unexpectedly busy day. ;)


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Re: April's Blood Drive (Remember! Both donors AND NON-donors are stars!)
« Reply #1412 on: April 24, 2013, 09:18:52 AM »
I didn't even see this thread before of I would have mentioned that I gave on the 7th.  The only downside to crashing a church blood drive is that the church ladies try to recruit you.

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Re: April's Blood Drive (Remember! Both donors AND NON-donors are stars!)
« Reply #1413 on: April 24, 2013, 09:37:31 AM »
My husband and I gave yesterday.  My veins are small, and the tech didn't have the needle in all the way, so it took forever to fill the bag.  A more experienced tech came in at the end and gave the needle a push, and the blood came out at regular speed. However, I admit to not loading up on water the day before, which I know can make a difference.

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Re: April's Blood Drive (Remember! Both donors AND NON-donors are stars!)
« Reply #1414 on: April 25, 2013, 07:33:42 PM »

I took iron supplements two weeks before my donation appointment. The last three times I tried to donate, I was *just* under the minimum amount. It was very disappointing. And you have to wait 56 days between donations whether you donate or not, which I understand, but it still sucks.
 

That's not the case everywhere, it was just a short deferral for me.  Maybe a day or 2? 

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Re: April's Blood Drive (Remember! Both donors AND NON-donors are stars!)
« Reply #1415 on: May 02, 2013, 06:57:48 PM »
Yay yay yay!  I love these stories!

I love the ones where people tried to give and couldn't, too.  You took time out of your day to try to donate.  That is STILL huge!!!

Everyone here deserves a standing ovation (yet again!)

I'm about to get the May Tracker up and going.  Let's see if we can get a lot of people even more aware of donations this month than we have before!


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I wasn't able to donate on my last appointment (had to cancel it in fact) and was planning to rebook but now I have a terrible cold, so I have to wait for that to pass before I can go in again.
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Awwww, I hope you feel better soon. Take good care of yourself.


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We donated yesterday :)
(or, accurately, I donated, the kid got cookies.  again.  she thinks this set-up is pretty awesome)

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I donated on May 10, and just remembered to note it here.  Didn't make my next appt yet, waiting to see if I got the job I applied to. Once I have a schedule set, I'll make the appt.
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I donated today! Went very quick apparently I am a bleeder. When I said, wow that was fast, she told me my time was 4:54. Beat the 5 minute mark! :o

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32nd donation today. I gave quickly and found the best chocolate in the basket at the end.

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I donated today! Went very quick apparently I am a bleeder. When I said, wow that was fast, she told me my time was 4:54. Beat the 5 minute mark! :o

4:54 is my record.  I hit it a couple years ago, and haven't managed under 5:06 since.  I keep trying though.  :-)
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I was 4.22 yesterday.  It's rare for me to take longer than five minutes.