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good for you? whats your blood type? think im one of the rare ones over here but not the rarest...:confused1: my spelling is awfull by the way :laugh1:

 

A+:thumbup1:

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Thanks for the post Shaun I had a similar scenario when my little girl was born and your right the staff in the hospital are amazing and should be payed more!. Also I have always thought about giving blood but after reading this I will👍

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Holy heck, glad to hear you all made it through that. I'd be lost without the Mrs (no kids). I'd love to give blood but we are not allowed in NZ as there is still a hang over from the CJD years.

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Could this be the beginning of an arborist blood drive?????

 

Would love to see companies encouraging there employees to give blood.

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I'm A+ as I recall. I don't think my grades at school accurately reflected that.

 

What's all this about furriners not wanting British blood? Talk about shooting yourselves in the foot.

 

To anyone thinking about giving blood, even if you are a bit squeemish, it's really easy and usually painless. The last time I did fell a small prick but then the nurse did have a beard and kept winking at me. The bonus is that you get to answer loads of amusing questions about whether you have had relations with camels etc. I did once ask if I could see the bag of blood but they wouldn't show me as they said some people ask to see it and then freak out!

 

So, go for it. It's easy to sign on and it's a little bit of time out of your life. It doesn't hurt and you feel fine afterwards, maybe need an early night.

 

But it can make a total difference to someone else and one day it could be you, your parter or your kids. Or one of your work mates. Remember the dangers of the industry most of you guys are in and if you are fit and healthy, for god's sake go and give a few drops.

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Thanks for all your support guys, and to read how so many if you will start donating again or as new donors is great news! Thanks to you all!! Just 1 more person donating is 1 more life saved somewhere.

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Started giving blood again, about a year ago. I treat it as a competition - how quickly I can get it out of my body (current record 3 mins 20 sec). The mix of a feelgood factor of donating plus the buzz of competition and amazement that my blood is worth having, makes it a pleasure.

 

They are much more flexible with donations now, do it after work or at weekends, they phone to remind and/or ask for donation at a date/time that suits me. You can do the paperwork before you get there. The queues are much shorter, I am generally in and out in 30mins.

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Started giving blood again, about a year ago. I treat it as a competition - how quickly I can get it out of my body (current record 3 mins 20 sec). The mix of a feelgood factor of donating plus the buzz of competition and amazement that my blood is worth having, makes it a pleasure.

 

They are much more flexible with donations now, do it after work or at weekends, they phone to remind and/or ask for donation at a date/time that suits me. You can do the paperwork before you get there. The queues are much shorter, I am generally in and out in 30mins.

 

How the hell do you manage 3 min!!

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