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I do. I reckon you should. Do you?

Discussion in 'Commuting' started by Stig-OT-Dump, 12 Feb 2008.

  1. Stig-OT-Dump

    Stig-OT-Dump Über Member

    Give Blood. Lets face it, a bit of bad luck and any of us might be needing some banked, just for a top up.

    Come to think of it, why not sign up for organ donation @
    https://www.uktransplant.org.uk/ukt/
    (& tell you loved ones).

    I only raise this after spending a long, long time in Yorkhill waiting for platelets. The shortage is really hitting hard.

    You all have it in you to help save lives.....
     
  2. Fab Foodie

    Fab Foodie hanging-on in quiet desperation ...

    I regularly donated up until my own cardiac issues arose. I was also on the Anthony Nolan register, but have had to be removed from that also.

    I don't understand why more people don't do it. It's so simple and saves so many lives, including my then 6 year-old daughter. It should almost be made mandatory.
     
  3. Maz

    Maz Guru

    Yep. I've been giving blood for years.
    Next donor session is on Monday, actually...always take it easy on the way back!
     
  4. longers

    longers Veteran

  5. Maz

    Maz Guru

    So, is this completely separate to the blood donor sessions? If so, why doesn't The ANT and the blood transfusion services bash heads together and come up with suitable donors/matches for leukaemia sufferers?
    Anyway, I think I'll register with The ANT, too.
     
  6. longers

    longers Veteran

    Very good question. Ask them on Monday?
     
  7. Maz

    Maz Guru

    Will do.
     
  8. gambatte

    gambatte Middle of the pack...

    Location:
    S Yorks
    hmm.. thanks for the 'jog' - I've got my blood reminder on the shelf, after missing the last session.
     
  9. Haitch

    Haitch Flim Flormally

    Location:
    Netherlands
    I used to give blood regularly for years and then the Dutch authorities decided I was a health risk because I was British, mad cow disease and all that.
     
  10. I'm too little :thumbsup: don't weigh enough. They changed the limit I think, my mum has a 10 pints badge but then the last time she went to the session they said she was too small as well....obviously we all need to eat more pies. Would that give us more blood though?...
     
  11. ChrisKH

    ChrisKH Shorts Adjustment Expert

    Location:
    Essex
    I gave blood until I got amoebic dysentry and also about the same time ulcerative colitis. They sent me packing, in fact they were quite rude and dismissive about it. HTF was I to know? I would otherwise give blood, but I think sometimes they forget you do it for nothing. More service training required in this (and every other bloody area in the UK) methinks.
     
  12. Dave Davenport

    Dave Davenport Guru

    Location:
    Hampshire
    How long after having chemotherapy can you give blood again?
     
  13. Sh4rkyBloke

    Sh4rkyBloke Jaffa Cake monster

    Location:
    Manchester, UK
    Just got my 10 donations card (yay!) and am awaiting the next session which should be anytime soon. I started on Valentines day a few years ago and have *tried* to be regular, but sometimes it gets delayed by a week or two for holidays/illness etc.

    Also an organ donor.

    The only thing that concerns me is that I have a keyring type thing with my blood type attached to my car keys... but what happens if my Wife is driving and has an accident... her being a different blood type and all.... :thumbsup:

    It's no hassle, and I get an hour out of work to do it. Bonus! :tired:
     
  14. sheddy

    sheddy Veteran

    Location:
    Suffolk
    For the regular doners - try and enlist a friend next time you go. Thats how I got started. Managed my 50th this Jan
     
  15. 4F

    4F Active member of Helmets Are Sh*t Lobby

    Location:
    Suffolk.
    Simple, get your wife her own set of car keys :thumbsdown: