Author Topic: Blood donation  (Read 37677 times)

hellymedic

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Re: Blood donation
« Reply #200 on: May 24, 2019, 03:56:01 pm »
I got about ⅓ of the way there before MS.

Re: Blood donation
« Reply #201 on: May 24, 2019, 04:15:43 pm »
I need to book in. I'm O- so they love me and I can get special appointments apparently. Didn't miss one for about first eight years from 16 but then had jobs where couldn't book in as never knew what time I would leave work. Know lucky enough to have them visit a football stadium 5 minutes from my work so book in around lunchtime


I love the appointment scheme, I realise it's hard for those with less predictable schedule as you can't get a walk in anymore but means I can allow and hour and it takes less rather then sometimes being around 2 hours

Salvatore

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Re: Blood donation
« Reply #202 on: May 24, 2019, 05:36:19 pm »
I like the text you now get a week or so after donation.

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Re: Blood donation
« Reply #203 on: May 26, 2019, 11:52:31 pm »
It's more than 12 years since I gave blood. Rheumatoid arthritis means they don't want my blood any more. Autoimmune disease.

When I was at college, there was a very poor juxtaposition of visiting vehicles one day: the blood service, asking for students' blood, and the Scottish & Newcastle Brewery's mobile bar, giving away free beer. I gave a pint of blood and then had 5 pints of something. Not to be recommended.
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Re: Blood donation
« Reply #204 on: August 15, 2019, 03:52:40 pm »

Blood given today, but, currently the coffee they are doing is de-caff

hellymedic

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Re: Blood donation
« Reply #205 on: August 15, 2019, 04:00:38 pm »
Is the tea also de-caff?

Re: Blood donation
« Reply #206 on: August 16, 2019, 07:33:37 am »
Didn’t look as don’t drink it. Will try the hot chocolate next time for the sugar hit

zigzag

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Re: Blood donation
« Reply #207 on: September 21, 2019, 02:54:06 pm »
all went well this time except for the  hb level that was on the low side (140g/l). could that still be the effect from a 240k ride six days ago?

Salvatore

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Re: Blood donation
« Reply #208 on: September 25, 2019, 12:45:23 pm »
I had a lowish hb once (137 I think). That was the week after a 600.
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Thor

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Re: Blood donation
« Reply #209 on: September 25, 2019, 06:14:58 pm »
No hot drinks at all today  >:(

Was informed that my blood goes to the neo-natal unit cos I don't got cytomegalovirus
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Re: Blood donation
« Reply #210 on: January 03, 2020, 02:20:17 pm »
Blocked for a year due to terbinafine. Boo.

Should be off it by the end of Feb and I think they need 2 weeks of being clean before donating again, so looks like mid-March should be good to go.
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Re: Blood donation
« Reply #211 on: March 16, 2020, 03:44:31 pm »
#17 done.
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Cudzoziemiec

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Re: Blood donation
« Reply #212 on: March 16, 2020, 07:49:32 pm »
No hot drinks at all today  >:(

Was informed that my blood goes to the neo-natal unit cos I don't got cytomegalovirus.
My son got that when he was 7 weeks old (not from a transfusion). It's incredibly nasty in babies.  :( Fortunately it's also easy to cure, once it's been identified. And in adults it goes unnoticed.
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hellymedic

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Re: Blood donation
« Reply #213 on: March 16, 2020, 08:46:07 pm »
No hot drinks at all today  >:(

Was informed that my blood goes to the neo-natal unit cos I don't got cytomegalovirus.
My son got that when he was 7 weeks old (not from a transfusion). It's incredibly nasty in babies.  :( Fortunately it's also easy to cure, once it's been identified. And in adults it goes unnoticed.

Can also damage unborn babies.

Re: Blood donation
« Reply #214 on: March 20, 2020, 10:41:01 am »
I am guessing that a lot of blood is used for elective and trauma surgery so the inevitable covid-19 supply drop may be matched by less demand ? Will still sign up as am a lapsed donor.

Re: Blood donation
« Reply #215 on: March 20, 2020, 05:24:15 pm »
They still won't take mine, as people who are on epilepsy meds are not suitable.  :demon:

I'm on a tiny baby dose now, can't wait to get completely free of the stuff.
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Re: Blood donation
« Reply #216 on: March 26, 2020, 08:32:24 pm »
Got a phone call and booked in for good Friday. Im O Neg and the stuff they can give to neonatal so they generally chase me to give blood. Could have donated next week but due to most staff working from home or furlonging or whatever its called I can't wander down the road to the football stadium where they do day time blood donations.

My comment of book me in whenever it's not like we can actually go anywhere at the moment got a laugh and apparently they're taking precautions with distancing etc.

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Re: Blood donation
« Reply #217 on: March 26, 2020, 08:52:07 pm »
About a couple of weeks ago I received a letter urging me to make an appointment to donate blood or platelets.  I was unable to respond because I was about to have the second phase of treatment for dental implants. When my dental appointment was cancelled due to the Coronavirus epidemic I expected to be able to resume giving blood. However, yesterday I got a letter to say that donations from over 70s are suspended for the next 3 months at least. 
Pity, I quite enjoy my  train rides to Leeds, free tea and biscuits, and chatting to the nurses. Actually, it would be nice just to be free to 'wander abroad' without constraint at the moment.  Did manage a nice bike ride in the sunshine today, though.  :thumbsup:

Re: Blood donation
« Reply #218 on: March 26, 2020, 09:12:49 pm »
I'm an A- outlier, so always popular - but I'm also CV high risk, so really cannot bring myself to go out in public and donate - otherwise I think I probably would.

Re: Blood donation
« Reply #219 on: March 27, 2020, 07:28:00 am »
Currently not able to donate until late may. Hb was too low last visit.
But have taken Fe/vitB/VitC supplements, and also looked at diet

Edd

Re: Blood donation
« Reply #220 on: March 27, 2020, 09:34:22 am »
Thanks for reminding me! My 12 weeks is up 15th April, next appointment now booked in for 16th April

arabella

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Re: Blood donation
« Reply #221 on: May 16, 2020, 08:01:08 pm »
Just done #70
I turned up in my (yacf) buff and was asked if I minded removing.  'Only put it on 'cos I thought you'd want me to' quoth I.
A bit quieter than usual - I assume fewer beds.

May prod my 2, one is A- and the other O+, so reasonably popular.
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Re: Blood donation
« Reply #222 on: May 17, 2020, 08:55:13 am »
Before I gave blood last week I had several texts, including at least one saying not to turn up early. At the door was a sign with instructions not to check-in more than 5 minutes early. There was a separate waiting room with very well spaced out chairs and noticeably fewer people waiting than normal. Very little time to wait between the screening and being shown to a "bed". I think there were the same number as normal, and nearly all occupied.

While I was waiting it was decided to send new arrivals to wash their hands in the toilets rather than use the hand sanitiser as I had done, as they suspected that sanitiser was suspected of interfering with the blood drop test. The doors on the toilet were wedged open so no need to handle handles.

My arm had been emptied and I was having squash (no hot drinks) and crisps 40 minutes after my appointment time - normally anything under an hour is very good.
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Re: Blood donation
« Reply #223 on: May 17, 2020, 09:05:23 am »
I was due to give platelets on Friday but had a phone call earlier in the week cancelling it. The platelet beds are being used to obtain plasma from Covid19 recovered patients to investigate its theraputic properties.

More info here: https://www.nhsbt.nhs.uk/how-you-can-help/convalescent-plasma-clinical-trial/
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Re: Blood donation
« Reply #224 on: May 26, 2020, 02:52:57 pm »
O bollocks

Donation declined for 2nd time in a row. Hb too low. Lower than first time, now just in normal range.

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 :'( :-\ >:(