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    • I am spartacus
    • By I am spartacus 11th Apr 18, 3:00 PM
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    I am spartacus
    A pint, thatís nearly an armful!
    • #1
    • 11th Apr 18, 3:00 PM
    A pint, thatís nearly an armful! 11th Apr 18 at 3:00 PM
    Hi,
    Donít know if this is the right thread to post on, but Iím sure one of the lovely site moderators will move it if itís not!


    Just done my ďgood deadĒ for the day, as per thread title and donated some of my ďClaretĒ


    Really just a ďheads upĒ to all of the site users, the NHS always could do with more willing victims!


    If you have not given before just visit the web site:-
    https://www.blood.co.uk/
    Check if you are eligible, and give it a try!


    As a confirmed needle phobic myself, my advice unless you are a masochist donít look at the needle.


    Also as the words of wisdom state, you never know if you or your loved ones might one day be in desperate need of a blood transfusion.


    Itís good to give, to paraphrase a JFK quote ďAnd so, my fellow Britainís: ask not what your NHS can do for you; ask what you can do for your NHSĒ


    And donít forget you get free tea and biscuits afterwards, Iíve been donating many years now, but I missed out on the Guinness they used to dish out to blood donators!


    Take Care, Spartacus.
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    • Ames
    • By Ames 11th Apr 18, 3:33 PM
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    • #2
    • 11th Apr 18, 3:33 PM
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    • 11th Apr 18, 3:33 PM
    I'm not eligible because I have regular blood transfusions, I'm always grateful to people who do donate.
    Unless I say otherwise 'you' means the general you not you specifically.
    • Gettingtherequickly
    • By Gettingtherequickly 11th Apr 18, 4:36 PM
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    • #3
    • 11th Apr 18, 4:36 PM
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    • 11th Apr 18, 4:36 PM
    Was a regular donor but they won't allow me to donate now. I understand and appreciate why, but I am healthy as a trout in general, just that my peripheral neuropathy impacts on my fingers, so they won't risk me injuring the nerves to them. Did make the 75 though
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    • dekaspace
    • By dekaspace 11th Apr 18, 6:56 PM
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    • #4
    • 11th Apr 18, 6:56 PM
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    • 11th Apr 18, 6:56 PM
    Don't like guilt trips, id help anyone in serious need in everyday life than a token gesture


    And tea and biscuits are not free if the requirement is to give blood! (and not to get into it but know cases where donated blood has been sold on or only used for private patients, not hearsay but someone in the know locally)
    • Pyxis
    • By Pyxis 11th Apr 18, 8:39 PM
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    • #5
    • 11th Apr 18, 8:39 PM
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    • 11th Apr 18, 8:39 PM
    I've never been able to donate blood, as I'm asthmatic, and even when I was just on inhalers they wouldn't let me.

    I asked if I could be on the bone marrow register then, and was told no, as you have to be a blood donor!

    After asking 3 times over the years, I gave up.


    They can have any bits they like when I've gone, though!
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    • Wizard of Id
    • By Wizard of Id 11th Apr 18, 8:57 PM
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    • #6
    • 11th Apr 18, 8:57 PM
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    • 11th Apr 18, 8:57 PM
    There have been a number of Blood Donor threads in the Arms but I think the main one is on the Charity board.

    As I have said before, I was a platlet donor until starting on insulin for diabetes and proud to rack up donations well into three figures. I was so sad when I had to give it up.
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    • welshbookworm
    • By welshbookworm 12th Apr 18, 9:57 AM
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    • 12th Apr 18, 9:57 AM
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    • 12th Apr 18, 9:57 AM
    Why did the title make me think of Tony Hancock?
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zcZChdM0OiI
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    • coffeehound
    • By coffeehound 12th Apr 18, 10:14 AM
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    • #8
    • 12th Apr 18, 10:14 AM
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    • 12th Apr 18, 10:14 AM
    I donated 10 times but they said not to bother coming back as my blood type wasn't worth the effort. Story of my life . . .
    • Fruitcake
    • By Fruitcake 12th Apr 18, 10:32 AM
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    • #9
    • 12th Apr 18, 10:32 AM
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    • 12th Apr 18, 10:32 AM
    Well done OP, and well done everyone who donates or has donated in the past.

    I used to donate platelets in honour of one of my cousins who died from cancer. I had to give up when I was diagnosed with severe heart failure.

    Whole blood has a shelf life of about six weeks, some blood products last about seven weeks, but platelets last less than one week. That's why it is so important to keep replenishing the stocks.

    If this thread prompts just one person to be a new donor, then it will be a very worthwhile thread.
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    • paulharding150
    • By paulharding150 12th Apr 18, 11:33 AM
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    I donated 10 times but they said not to bother coming back as my blood type wasn't worth the effort. Story of my life . . .
    Originally posted by coffeehound
    Sorry what do you mean "your blood type wasn't worth the effort"?
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    • I am spartacus
    • By I am spartacus 12th Apr 18, 1:24 PM
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    I am spartacus
    Don't like guilt trips, id help anyone in serious need in everyday life than a token gesture


    And tea and biscuits are not free if the requirement is to give blood! (and not to get into it but know cases where donated blood has been sold on or only used for private patients, not hearsay but someone in the know locally)
    Originally posted by dekaspace

    Not a guilt trip at all, just my own Life experience, as Fruitcake (post #9 states) even if the extra donations helps one person is that not worthwhile (even if they are private care?)


    But as Voltaire / Evelyn Beatrice Hall is quoted "I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it,"
    I am, therefore I think.

    • I am spartacus
    • By I am spartacus 12th Apr 18, 1:27 PM
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    Why did the title make me think of Tony Hancock?
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zcZChdM0OiI
    Originally posted by welshbookworm
    Well spotted
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    • Sleazy
    • By Sleazy 12th Apr 18, 1:29 PM
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    Losing much more than a pint might really be 'armful'
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    • I am spartacus
    • By I am spartacus 12th Apr 18, 1:31 PM
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    I am spartacus
    There have been a number of Blood Donor threads in the Arms but I think the main one is on the Charity board.

    As I have said before, I was a platlet donor until starting on insulin for diabetes and proud to rack up donations well into three figures. I was so sad when I had to give it up.
    Originally posted by Wizard of Id
    Hi Wizard Of Id,
    My bad!, but if it doesnít offend anyone if itís left on this forum, then it will help to spread the word!
    I am, therefore I think.

    • I am spartacus
    • By I am spartacus 12th Apr 18, 1:33 PM
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    I am spartacus
    Losing much more than a pint might really be 'armful'
    Originally posted by Sleazy
    Lets hope that it doesn't come to that!
    I am, therefore I think.

    • Pyxis
    • By Pyxis 12th Apr 18, 3:11 PM
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    Pyxis
    Hi Wizard Of Id,
    My bad!, but if it doesnít offend anyone if itís left on this forum, then it will help to spread the word!
    Originally posted by I am spartacus
    Yes, it never hurts to keep the message going.
    (I just lurve spiders! )
    INFJ(Turbulent).

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    • coffeehound
    • By coffeehound 12th Apr 18, 3:50 PM
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    Sorry what do you mean "your blood type wasn't worth the effort"?
    Originally posted by paulharding150
    My blood type is only compatible with a couple of percent of the population. They would rather have the high compatibility types like Type 'O'.
    • Pyxis
    • By Pyxis 12th Apr 18, 3:59 PM
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    Pyxis
    My blood type is only compatible with a couple of percent of the population. They would rather have the high compatibility types like Type 'O'.
    Originally posted by coffeehound
    A rare gem indeed!
    (I just lurve spiders! )
    INFJ(Turbulent).

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    • coffeehound
    • By coffeehound 12th Apr 18, 4:59 PM
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    A rare gem indeed!
    Originally posted by Pyxis
    Heh, presumably a Bloodstone, Pyx
    • Wizard of Id
    • By Wizard of Id 12th Apr 18, 5:13 PM
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    Hi Wizard Of Id,
    My bad!, but if it doesnít offend anyone if itís left on this forum, then it will help to spread the word!
    Originally posted by I am spartacus
    Yes, it never hurts to keep the message going.
    Originally posted by Pyxis
    As Pyxis says, the message needs to get out there, too many people seem to think there is always 'someone else' when in fact they are always short of blood donors.
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