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Old 12-17-2007, 09:43 PM   #1
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Got there around 5:30 in the mobile blood bus. Waited a few minutes... Then they gave me some forms to fill out. went into this VERY small room where I barely fit in, Pricked my middle finger (ow!). Turns out my cell count was very good. Blood pressure was a tad high on the first one but good on the 2nd. Got out and filled more paperwork. A few minutes later I sat on the couch/seat. got poked by the needle which didn't hurt really. 10 minutes later they have all the blood. No sweat. Got a cool goodie bag with...

Rice Krispy treat, granola bar, bottle of apple juice, packet of oreos, a pen, pamphlets and info, coupons for money off a ham and food at some places, a package of band-aids, and the ball I had to squeeze!

So go do a good thing if u can. Took me 35 minutes and I could be helping save 3 lives. Feels good.
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im not so good with needles. blood/injuries dont bother me but needles freak me out. last time i did that at school, i tried to stand up right away and almost passed out
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Donate plasma and get paid for it
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i gave blood once at school for the class and i passed out lol it seems like you have more engry after you donate tho lol.
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Old 12-17-2007, 10:27 PM   #6
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Donate plasma and get paid for it
I'm not old enough
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Old 12-17-2007, 11:51 PM   #7
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I would pass out in the parking lot infront of the blood donor clinic, without a doubt lol.
I don't do blood well.
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I don't give blood regularly. I'm on a recall list due to the rare nature of my blood type. I typically refuse the $50 per call (happened 3 times in the last 15 years or so).
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Donating blood is fun. I actually get excited when I do it. I only flinch when they poke me, other than that I like how it feels.

I should go donate some plasma, but don't know where to.
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Heh, first time I donated, I got through it great, got up, no negative effects.
Made it over to the table with the goodies and started feeling a little light headed. Next thing I knew, this poor little granny(probably 70, no more than 100lbs) was doing her best to make sure I landed softly.
I still donate, never had a repeat of that day.
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