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. Persephone_Kore Jedi Master

    Member Since:
    Jan 19, 2006
    star 4
    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 Chosen One

    Member Since:
    Mar 26, 2001
    star 9
    I just donated on Monday.
  3. Miana Kenobi Admin Emeritus

    Member Since:
    Apr 5, 2000
    star 8
    I can't anymore because of my heart medication. :(
  4. DarthIshtar Chosen One

    Member Since:
    Mar 26, 2001
    star 9
  5. ZekksGoddess Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    Oct 2, 2004
    star 4
    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 Administrator Emeritus

    Member Since:
    Dec 31, 1998
    star 6
    Yes, and I should probably try to donate before school starts. I don't always have time at our school blood drives.
  7. Zaz Jedi Grand Master

    Member Since:
    Oct 11, 1998
    star 9
  8. DarthIshtar Chosen One

    Member Since:
    Mar 26, 2001
    star 9
    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 Chapter Rep Knoxville, TN

    Chapter Rep
    Member Since:
    Jun 8, 2006
    star 4
    Yes, I've donated a few times.


    I need to more often. :(
  10. Bri_Windstar Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    May 27, 2002
    star 4
    I have donated a few times and intend on donating more in the future
  11. Ceillean Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    Nov 13, 2001
    star 5
    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 Manager Emeritus

    Member Since:
    Jul 26, 2005
    star 6
    I have - but not as often as I should.
  13. Goddess-Jaina-Redick Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    May 5, 2005
    star 4
    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 Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    Feb 13, 2005
    star 5
    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 Jedi Master

    Member Since:
    Jun 12, 2002
    star 4
    I tried to, but got turned away because I don't weigh enough.
  16. Zaz Jedi Grand Master

    Member Since:
    Oct 11, 1998
    star 9
    Just discovered my blood type, actually...AB.
  17. Moonshadow Jedi Master

    Member Since:
    Mar 11, 2003
    star 4
    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 Jedi Grand Master

    Member Since:
    Sep 28, 2002
    star 6
    I can't I have anemia, and I've tried like 4 times.
  19. mavjade It's so FLUFFY! Fanfic & New Movies Manager

    Manager
    Member Since:
    Sep 10, 2005
    star 5
    Yes, regularly though I haven't in a while and I need to do so.
  20. Darth_Brutus666 Jedi Master

    Member Since:
    Dec 25, 2006
    star 4
    I've donated once, and I will be again soon.
  21. DARTH-SHREDDER Jedi Grand Master

    Member Since:
    May 6, 2005
    star 5
    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 Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    Jun 28, 2006
    star 6
    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 Jedi Knight

    Member Since:
    Dec 19, 2008
    star 3
    Too young, but I plan to later.
  24. KithuraVess Jedi Grand Master

    Member Since:
    Nov 19, 2008
    star 4
    I'm not really interested in donating blood, but I may someday.
  25. Zaz Jedi Grand Master

    Member Since:
    Oct 11, 1998
    star 9
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