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OfflineMadtowntripper
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Donating Blood?
    #4514013 - 08/09/05 12:39 PM (11 years, 5 months ago)

Just curious if you guys do this or not.  I try to go and at least donate blood every 2 weeks.  Giving platelets is even better, as it goes alot further when someone needs a transfusion.

Dont go someplace they pay you for plasma though, that stuff is used for all kinds of wierd things.  Cosmetics and pharmaceuticals.  :shocked:

But yeah.  Donate blood.  Its not THAT scary. I always get just a little bit nervous when they bring out the needle, but they know what they're doing.  Plus, Free Cookies and Juice!


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Re: Donating Blood? [Re: Madtowntripper]
    #4514085 - 08/09/05 01:15 PM (11 years, 5 months ago)

Yes, I donate blood a few times a year. It's fun and feels good to do something good. I do it for free btw.

I also participated in a clinical trial and was locked up in a clinic for three weeks, that was a great experience!


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Re: Donating Blood? [Re: Annom]
    #4514117 - 08/09/05 01:24 PM (11 years, 5 months ago)

Back when I was highschool, I used to give it whenever I could.

We used to have the the bloodmobile come up every few months or so.  I used to give my blood, then fake like I was going to pass out, just so I could get a documented abscence...which doesn't count at all.  :smile:

Hell, I'm helping to save lives.  I figure I deserve the rest of the day off from school.

I should really get back to donating though.


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Re: Donating Blood? [Re: Madtowntripper]
    #4514123 - 08/09/05 01:27 PM (11 years, 5 months ago)

I tried to donate blood but they wouldn't let me because of some white powder that went up my nose.


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Re: Donating Blood? [Re: Madtowntripper]
    #4514190 - 08/09/05 01:50 PM (11 years, 5 months ago)

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Madtowntripper said:
Giving platelets is even better, as it goes alot further when someone needs a transfusion.





Speaking as a med lab tech, anything you want to donate is great. The problem with platelets is that most of them get wasted. Once pooled, they have to be used within 24 hrs. The best thing you can do is just donate straight up, regular old whole blood to your local Red Cross. These folks will take your blood and split it up into packed cells (raises hematocrit and hemoglobin,) fresh frozen plasma (expands blood volume and has coagulation factors for hemophiliacs,) cryoprecipiate (again, for hemophiliacs) and of course, platelets for thrombocytopenics.

A single gift of your blood can be used in so many ways. While donating anything is awesome, whole blood has the best all around application. Not to mention, they will test you for various diseases (HIV for instance,) so you get a free testing with your donation. And don't forget the juice and cookies!


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Re: Donating Blood? [Re: Madtowntripper]
    #4514206 - 08/09/05 01:54 PM (11 years, 5 months ago)

I just lived in england for 10 months so I'm no longer allowed.  Ever. :frown:


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Re: Donating Blood? [Re: Madtowntripper]
    #4514235 - 08/09/05 02:02 PM (11 years, 5 months ago)

I donated blood on my 18th birthday,
passed out 1/2 way through,
and haven't done it since.

I think it's really cool of you to donate so often,
I would if I wasn't such a lightweight.


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Re: Donating Blood? [Re: MeatSpace]
    #4514329 - 08/09/05 02:32 PM (11 years, 5 months ago)

how can you possibly give blood every two weeks?
that's bullshit! no one would let you donate blood unless it's been at least three months since the last time you gave blood... that's how it is over here anyway...

it takes the body some time to recover the loss...

anyway i do my best to give blood every three months (but it's always on a friday morning which is the WORST time cuz usualy friday morning im dead asleep so usualy it takes more then three months)
and yeah it feels great knowing you might be helping someone survive (i do it for free... except for the juice and cookies of course!)

i think anyone that CAN give blood should give blood!
i'm also registered as an organ donor incase i die and my organs are usable...


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Re: Donating Blood? [Re: Simisu]
    #4514524 - 08/09/05 03:29 PM (11 years, 5 months ago)

3 months is a helluva long time between donations! The Blood Center here calls me every coupla weeks and tells me to come on over...

Mebbe they're vampires!


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He who learns must suffer. And even in our sleep pain that cannot forget falls drop by drop upon the heart, and in our own despair, against our will, comes wisdom to us by the awful grace of God.  - Aeschylus


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Re: Donating Blood? [Re: Madtowntripper]
    #4514713 - 08/09/05 04:34 PM (11 years, 5 months ago)

i donate plasma i dont give a fuck what they do with it i just want the money..... you can get up to 30-40 bucks just for sitting there for an hour... you can do it twice a week if not more too...


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Re: Donating Blood? [Re: Madtowntripper]
    #4515742 - 08/09/05 10:12 PM (11 years, 5 months ago)

and every two weeks sounds way too much for me... are you sure your not animic bye now?

how much do they take?
(over here it's like 1 liter which is supposed to be about a fifth of all the blood an adult should have (if i'm not mistaken)


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Re: Donating Blood? [Re: Madtowntripper]
    #4515818 - 08/09/05 10:31 PM (11 years, 5 months ago)

I don't normally donate blood but I would like to start doing it. At my work they are organizing a blood drive so I think tommorow I will sign up. I don't even have to go out of my way to do it so why not. On a similar topic, I am an organ donor and I encourage everyone to become one and tell their family about it. My mom had a heart transplant and she wouldn't be here today if it weren't for a guy that made the decision to become an organ donor before he died in a motorcycle accident.


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Re: Donating Blood? [Re: Simisu]
    #4516220 - 08/09/05 11:56 PM (11 years, 5 months ago)

Quote:

how much do they take?
(over here it's like 1 liter which is supposed to be about a fifth of all the blood an adult should have (if i'm not mistaken)





They only take a pint at a time here. I have no idea how that messed up metric system stuff works. Whats the conversion factor? And I donate platelets usually, so they suck out the blood, spin out the platelets from the rest of the blood, then stick the blood back in the other arm.


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He who learns must suffer. And even in our sleep pain that cannot forget falls drop by drop upon the heart, and in our own despair, against our will, comes wisdom to us by the awful grace of God.  - Aeschylus


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Re: Donating Blood? [Re: Madtowntripper]
    #4516236 - 08/09/05 11:59 PM (11 years, 5 months ago)

Do you get paid for donating? You said in your post that you can by giving it to weird places?

I don't donate yet, no.


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Re: Donating Blood? [Re: Madtowntripper]
    #4516247 - 08/10/05 12:01 AM (11 years, 5 months ago)

i donate alot since im type O anyone can have my blood. i dont mind needles either plus after a while u start getting light headed lol (which also doesnt bother me)


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Re: Donating Blood? [Re: thegatewaydrug]
    #4516299 - 08/10/05 12:11 AM (11 years, 5 months ago)

ya have you tried drinking after you donate??? you get sooo fucked up... even your weed tolerance goes down..


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Re: Donating Blood? [Re: AliceDee]
    #4516323 - 08/10/05 12:16 AM (11 years, 5 months ago)

haha yea i have it, gets u drunk hella easier


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Re: Donating Blood? [Re: thegatewaydrug]
    #4516334 - 08/10/05 12:17 AM (11 years, 5 months ago)

i donate blood for sure. But i just got a new piercing so im not allowed to donate for a year to the day after my piercing


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Re: Donating Blood? [Re: Yarry]
    #4516342 - 08/10/05 12:18 AM (11 years, 5 months ago)

y?


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Re: Donating Blood? [Re: thegatewaydrug]
    #4516369 - 08/10/05 12:24 AM (11 years, 5 months ago)

duno. something to jus make sure i dont get AIDS from my piercing needle and pass er on i suppose? just the rule in canoodia


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