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Do you donate blood?

Discussion in 'Archive: Census and Games' started by Mar17swgirl, Sep 10, 2006.

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Do you donate blood?

Poll closed Mar 24, 2012.
  1. Yes, regularly (1 to 3 times a year).

    12.4%
  2. Yes, I've donated blood a couple of times.

    15.7%
  3. I've only donated blood once.

    7.4%
  4. No, but I plan to donate some in the future.

    23.1%
  5. No, because my blood is not suitable for transfusion.

    17.4%
  6. No, I'm not interested in donating blood.

    24.0%
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  1. Persephone_Kore

    Persephone_Kore Jedi Master star 4

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    Jan 19, 2006
    It was only a few years ago that I finally got up the nerve, but I've gone semi-regularly since then, partly because I'm afraid that if I let myself put it off too long, I might chicken out entirely. (Not that it's that bad, actually, but the needle tends to loom larger in imagination if I don't confront it regularly.) The Red Cross sent me a little card this summer saying I've given thirteen times, so I guess they know.
     
  2. DarthIshtar

    DarthIshtar Jedi Grand Master star 9

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    Mar 26, 2001
    I just donated on Monday.
     
  3. Miana Kenobi

    Miana Kenobi Admin Emeritus star 8 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Apr 5, 2000
    I can't anymore because of my heart medication. :(
     
  4. DarthIshtar

    DarthIshtar Jedi Grand Master star 9

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    Mar 26, 2001
    Aww, that sucks.
     
  5. ZekksGoddess

    ZekksGoddess Jedi Master star 4

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    Oct 2, 2004
    I can't, because I don't meet the weight requirement and I've traveled to places that prohibit me from taking part for a certain amount of time, but I probably wouldn't anyway because I'm absolutely terrified of needles.
     
  6. General Kenobi

    General Kenobi Administrator Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Dec 31, 1998
    Yes, and I should probably try to donate before school starts. I don't always have time at our school blood drives.
     
  7. Zaz

    Zaz Jedi Knight star 9

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    Oct 11, 1998
    No.
     
  8. DarthIshtar

    DarthIshtar Jedi Grand Master star 9

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    Mar 26, 2001
    Well, I like the on-campus drives because I can grab a spot instead of going home or some such. When I walked past one today, the girl recognized me from Monday.
     
  9. THE_PIED_PIPER

    THE_PIED_PIPER Chapter Rep Knoxville, TN star 4

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    Jun 8, 2006
    Yes, I've donated a few times.


    I need to more often. :(
     
  10. Bri_Windstar

    Bri_Windstar Jedi Master star 4

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    May 27, 2002
    I have donated a few times and intend on donating more in the future
     
  11. Ceillean

    Ceillean Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    Nov 13, 2001
    I would love to. I have blood type O positive and they keep telling me they need my blood.
    But I can't. I take heart medication, among other things, so... sadly, I cannot. :(

    My husband goes to donate blood every two to three months. Plus plasma.
    He donates enough for the both of us. :D
     
  12. KELIA

    KELIA Manager Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Jul 26, 2005
    I have - but not as often as I should.
     
  13. Goddess-Jaina-Redick

    Goddess-Jaina-Redick Jedi Knight star 4

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    May 5, 2005
    I voted 'No, I'm not interested in donating blood' but what that really means is '*****! You're not sticking a ******* needle in me!'
     
  14. Alethia

    Alethia Jedi Master star 5

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    Feb 13, 2005
    I donated once. But they wouldn't want my blood. I'm anemic and have a really low blood sugar and pressure and I've been told that it's a bad idea for me to do it, especially since they'd toss it out anyways. Plus I hate needles. *shudders*
     
  15. Alybrylla

    Alybrylla Jedi Padawan star 4

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    Jun 12, 2002
    I tried to, but got turned away because I don't weigh enough.
     
  16. Zaz

    Zaz Jedi Knight star 9

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    Oct 11, 1998
    Just discovered my blood type, actually...AB.
     
  17. Moonshadow

    Moonshadow Jedi Padawan star 4

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    Mar 11, 2003
    I really don't plan on it. I have a hard enough time when they TAKE my blood. If I could just go down and make my nose bleed, it'd be a different story. :p
     
  18. JediANGELA

    JediANGELA Jedi Master star 6

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    Sep 28, 2002
    I can't I have anemia, and I've tried like 4 times.
     
  19. mavjade

    mavjade It's so FLUFFY! Fanfic Manager star 6 Staff Member Manager

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    Sep 10, 2005
    Yes, regularly though I haven't in a while and I need to do so.
     
  20. Darth_Brutus666

    Darth_Brutus666 Jedi Master star 4

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    Dec 25, 2006
    I've donated once, and I will be again soon.
     
  21. DARTH-SHREDDER

    DARTH-SHREDDER Jedi Knight star 5

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    May 6, 2005
    I tried to once when I was in high school, but I forgot to get parental consent. :oops: I haven't really had the opportunity since.

    Yeah, I feel pretty bad too. :(
     
  22. Lowbacca_1977

    Lowbacca_1977 Jedi Master star 6

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    Jun 28, 2006
    I used to more often, and I've pretty much reached a point where I'm annoyed with the Red Cross bugging me, so I'm less likely to donate period. Probably not best of reasons.
     
  23. MasterMonkey13

    MasterMonkey13 Jedi Youngling star 3

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    Dec 19, 2008
    Too young, but I plan to later.
     
  24. KithuraVess

    KithuraVess Jedi Knight star 4

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    Nov 19, 2008
    I'm not really interested in donating blood, but I may someday.
     
  25. Zaz

    Zaz Jedi Knight star 9

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    Oct 11, 1998
    Too scary. [face_mischief]
     
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