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#4575260 - 11/15/17 05:15 PM Gave Blood Today
Al Offline


Registered: 06/08/02
Posts: 18039
Loc: Elizabethtown, Pa
Its been 6 years since I last gave. I had cancer 5+ years ago. I got the green light to give. I will be 72 in Feb!

I really feel good, physically and mentally. I don't know why I feel physically better when I give, but I do.
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#4575272 - 11/15/17 05:30 PM Re: Gave Blood Today [Re: Al]
Indydriver Offline


Registered: 03/20/11
Posts: 2153
Loc: Indiana
I had to give up because they butcher my veins so badly. Last time, after finally getting the blood to flow, it stopped just short of a full unit. They had to throw it away. Never again. Too bad because Iím AB-.


Edited by Indydriver (11/15/17 05:30 PM)
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#4575274 - 11/15/17 05:32 PM Re: Gave Blood Today [Re: Al]
StevieC Offline


Registered: 08/21/08
Posts: 17116
Loc: Ontario, Canada
I wish I could give but can't because of a thyroid condition. Before then I use to give all the time. I felt weak right after but then felt a boost of energy some hours later. thumbsup
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#4575276 - 11/15/17 05:34 PM Re: Gave Blood Today [Re: Al]
skyactiv Offline


Registered: 03/02/13
Posts: 4405
Loc: The Midwest
I gave blood while a senior in high school and learned I have A- blood. We have a co-worker at work that has O- blood and gets a call while at work every so often wanting him ASAP to give blood.
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#4575292 - 11/15/17 05:47 PM Re: Gave Blood Today [Re: Al]
Panos Offline


Registered: 12/08/16
Posts: 63
Loc: Greece
I also feel better during and after blood donation. Can't understand why but it doesn't matter.I wish i could donate more than once a year, my blood iron supply drops and I have found that I have to wait for about 12 months after some experimenting with check ups and donations.
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#4575295 - 11/15/17 05:48 PM Re: Gave Blood Today [Re: Al]
Jeffs2006EvoIX Offline


Registered: 02/28/10
Posts: 1623
Loc: Imperial Valley, California
Originally Posted By: Al
Its been 6 years since I last gave. I had cancer 5+ years ago. I got the green light to give. I will be 72 in Feb!

I really feel good, physically and mentally. I don't know why I feel physically better when I give, but I do.


Your a good man thumbsup

Happy to hear your clear of the C word. Awesome banana


Jeff
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#4575297 - 11/15/17 05:49 PM Re: Gave Blood Today [Re: Al]
OneEyeJack Offline


Registered: 09/14/10
Posts: 7479
Loc: S California
Giving blood is a better way to thin out your blood if needed than taking drugs. In many cases, thinner blood makes for better cardiovascular health as in lower B/P. The studies show that it works but the studies the use drugs get more attention for some reason.

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#4575308 - 11/15/17 05:57 PM Re: Gave Blood Today [Re: OneEyeJack]
JohnnyJohnson Offline


Registered: 10/22/09
Posts: 2767
Loc: Wet side WA
Originally Posted By: OneEyeJack
Giving blood is a better way to thin out your blood if needed than taking drugs. In many cases, thinner blood makes for better cardiovascular health as in lower B/P. The studies show that it works but the studies the use drugs get more attention for some reason.


As we get on in life we can all use a little of that 0W blood!
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#4575319 - 11/15/17 06:04 PM Re: Gave Blood Today [Re: Al]
mk378 Offline


Registered: 09/27/15
Posts: 1421
Loc: USA
I have O negative so I strive to give as often as it is legally allowed. Sometimes I get a hangover like feeling for the rest of the day but certainly all better by the next day. I find the double red machine is easier on the body than dropping a pint of whole blood. They usually use the machine only for type O.

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#4575348 - 11/15/17 06:22 PM Re: Gave Blood Today [Re: mk378]
Variant_S Offline


Registered: 02/14/17
Posts: 27
Loc: SW of Chicago, IL
Originally Posted By: mk378
I have O negative so I strive to give as often as it is legally allowed. Sometimes I get a hangover like feeling for the rest of the day but certainly all better by the next day. I find the double red machine is easier on the body than dropping a pint of whole blood. They usually use the machine only for type O.

I think that you're describing apheresis. Yeah, the blood banks like me too, for the same reason.

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#4575397 - 11/15/17 06:57 PM Re: Gave Blood Today [Re: Al]
Crispysea Offline


Registered: 04/14/17
Posts: 403
Loc: TN USA
I have a lot of iron, and have a family history of hypertension. I started giving about 12 years ago, and I felt better afterwards. I kept doing it. They found I was O+, so they call me as soon as I can give. I give double, too. Iím over 5 gallons now.


Edited by Crispysea (11/15/17 06:59 PM)

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#4575419 - 11/15/17 07:21 PM Re: Gave Blood Today [Re: skyactiv]
Kruse Offline


Registered: 10/05/05
Posts: 4296
Loc: Kansas
Originally Posted By: skyactiv
I We have a co-worker at work that has O- blood and gets a call while at work every so often wanting him ASAP to give blood.


My kid is O- and gives blood. We still get calls from the blood drive callers asking for him even though he is away at college and hasn't lived here for over 3 years. Telling them to take his name off the list doesn't help.

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#4575475 - 11/15/17 08:10 PM Re: Gave Blood Today [Re: Al]
rubberchicken Offline


Registered: 07/07/08
Posts: 399
Loc: Maryland USA
I worked with a few guys who had lifetime achievements of donating 25+ gallons of blood, one pint at a time. One guy gave so frequently that they allowed him to donate 2 pints at a time: admittedly he was like 6 foot 4, 230 lbs. I am not sure they allow giving more than 1 pint under any cases these days.

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#4575511 - 11/15/17 08:48 PM Re: Gave Blood Today [Re: Al]
jimbrewer Offline


Registered: 12/30/12
Posts: 1423
Loc: New Mexico, USA
It's been quite a while. I was a fit young guy and a good candidate to give blood back then. I remember that the bloodmobile was staffed by two young women. They would get you in a little room and interview you at length about your sex life.

They seemed happy in their work.

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#4575521 - 11/15/17 09:07 PM Re: Gave Blood Today [Re: Al]
spasm3 Offline


Registered: 05/30/10
Posts: 8662
Loc: North Carolina
I'm O-neg, i give often. I do get called every 8 weeks.
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