kareng57, if you answered the questions and told them about the HGH, they would let you know that you were no longer eligible to donate. The final 'Yes' or 'No' box is basically to confirm that you didn't lie when you answered any of the questions. As far as I know, only those pints where someone answered 'No' would go into a research stream. Anybody screened out ahead of that wouldn't be donating.
When I used to be able to donate, I participated in some workplace 'competitions' - there was never any feeling that I had
to donate. Maybe I was just lucky.
One time I donated, I was tagged because of my blood type. Apparently, they wanted my blood type for a research study at Sick Kids so an additional small portion was taken. It was kind of cool. Except for the part where all the needles for those special donations were a little dull.
It wasn't on purpose but for some reason, that batch was just dull.
I've told this story before: My brother is a regular blood donor at a permanent clinic. One time, the nurse was asking him the questions and got to the 'Have you ever paid for s3x with money or drugs?' and he shot back with, 'Does dinner and a movie count?' The nurse cracked up and couldn't finish asking all the questions she was supposed to but because he was a regular and she knew him, she just sent him on to go donate.
Rohanna, I didn't know that. Even O- folks? That seems like a lot of blood to take out of the stream.