Do you donate blood?

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Do you donate blood?

Poll closed Mar 24, 2012.
Yes, regularly (1 to 3 times a year). 15 vote(s) 12.4%
Yes, I've donated blood a couple of times. 19 vote(s) 15.7%
I've only donated blood once. 9 vote(s) 7.4%
No, but I plan to donate some in the future. 28 vote(s) 23.1%
No, because my blood is not suitable for transfusion. 21 vote(s) 17.4%
No, I'm not interested in donating blood. 29 vote(s) 24.0%
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  1. Ani_Lover Jedi Master

    Member Since:
    Dec 15, 2005
    star 4
    Never have. I like to avoid needles. [face_worried]
  2. obiwankenobilover Jedi Grand Master

    Member Since:
    Mar 15, 2003
    star 5
  3. solojones Chosen One

    Member Since:
    Sep 27, 2000
    star 9
    I chose "not suitable for transfusion". I'm not sure if that's entirely accurate, but I am on anti-seizure medication and I'm hypoglycemic. I'd really like to donate blood but I don't know if I can because of that.

    Also, because of my hypoglycemia (and vagal response), I pass out when they draw blood samples. I don't know if my system could survive whole units.


    -sj loves kevin spacey
  4. Earwen_Lightrider Former RSA & Spokantina CR

    Member Since:
    Jan 17, 2004
    star 6
    No - I pass out at the sight of blood :(
  5. Sniper_Wolf Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    Nov 26, 2002
    star 4
    No, bisexuals are defered from donating blood.
  6. Roain_Xantos Jedi Master

    Member Since:
    Jan 21, 2005
    star 4
    no for four reasons
    -i have an iron deficiency
    -i'm afraid of needles...[face_worried]
    -i'm too young
    -i don't weigh enough

    ~*Roain <><

    EDIT: i also take a substantial amount of flak about the fact that i don't and probably never will...
  7. Rouge77 Jedi Grand Master

    Member Since:
    May 11, 2005
    star 5
    No, but I plan to donate some in the future.
  8. crash_slayer Jedi Knight

    Member Since:
    Oct 13, 2005
    star 3
    No i haven't but i do want to. But i think i need to be a year older before i can do that. Either way when i'm old enough to do so i certainly will. [face_peace]
  9. __Vader__ Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    May 23, 2005
    star 3
    I'm too young, but I wouldn't mind when i'm older.
  10. Penguinator RPF Modinator and Batmanager

    Manager
    Member Since:
    May 23, 2005
    star 6
    If the donation age in Canada is 17, then I will be soon.
  11. Teegirloo Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    May 26, 2005
    star 6
    Not interested at all.
  12. Tyi-Maet_Nefer Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    Jun 17, 2005
    star 6
  13. The Loyal Imperial Manager Emeritus

    Member Since:
    Nov 19, 2007
    star 6
    No, I'm not interested in donating blood.
  14. NYCitygurl NSWFF Manager

    Manager
    Member Since:
    Jul 20, 2002
    star 9
    Probably not; needles freak me out.
  15. Skiara ~• Manager WNU •~ ~• RSA FFC •~

    Manager
    Member Since:
    Nov 5, 2002
    star 10
    Yep, regularly, but sometimes I get ill right before I can go again, it's not up to four times a year, which would be the maximum in Germany.
  16. JediFarfy Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    Nov 2, 2000
    star 4
    I can't, unfortunately. I'm anemic, which means I can't. I would though. My dad's donated for years (he's O-).

    JF
  17. DarthIshtar Chosen One

    Member Since:
    Mar 26, 2001
    star 9
    I last donated in June and can do it again in August. I think it's such a rewarding thing.
  18. The_Face Ex-Manager

    Member Since:
    Feb 22, 2003
    star 5
    A couple times. I just did yesterday, in fact.
  19. Jag4Me Jedi Grand Master

    Member Since:
    Jan 29, 2008
    star 6
    More than 3 times a year! In the US you can donate platelets every 7 days and I try
    and go as often as I am able. Packed red cells it's a few weeks in between donations so I don't do those as much.
  20. Raja_Io Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    Aug 28, 2005
    star 4
    I've been rejected every time I tried, due to high blood pressure, low iron and flu. But I'll keep on trying. Someday I'll break them.
  21. BultarSwan Founder: Grand Rapids, MI FF

    Member Since:
    Jul 5, 2003
    star 10
    I've donated a few times but the last two times I was lightheaded and dizzy. The floor is your friend. :p
  22. Onoto Jedi Grand Master

    Member Since:
    Oct 7, 2004
    star 5
    This.
  23. DarthIshtar Chosen One

    Member Since:
    Mar 26, 2001
    star 9
    I've been rejected a few times because of anemia, but I just have to eat right on the day of the donation and I can pull it off.

    What disappoints me is that there's a blood drive for the release of Stephenie Meyer's Breaking Dawn and it's 5 days before I can donate blood again.
  24. Jturtle Jedi Master

    Member Since:
    Jun 9, 2006
    star 4
    No but I plan to in the future.
  25. path-seeker Jedi Master

    Member Since:
    May 1, 2008
    star 4
    I tend to pass out, so I've avoided giving blood.
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