Are You Willing To Donate Your Blood?

Philippines
September 8, 2007 12:18pm CST
I was in the Heart Center, excited to become a blood donor. But unfortunately, i wasn't able to donate because i will have my menstruation come within this week or the next week, and the nurses advised me that it is bad to donate blood when having or is about to have mens because it will double the loss of blood on the donor which will make her anemic. so one of the nurses advised me to go back a week after my mens. so sad that i didn't get to donate but i think that there must be some other time that my blood is reserved for. ^^
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@fritz27 (1137)
• United States
8 Sep 07
I've donated for years and have never ever heard that one. I don't even remember being asked when my cycle is. I'd check that one out.
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• Philippines
8 Sep 07
really? you mean, you still donate whether you have your period or not?
@fritz27 (1137)
• United States
8 Sep 07
Yep. Never fainted or anything.
@angela2006 (1846)
• China
8 Sep 07
yes,if possible,I am very willing to do that.but one time I wanted to donate my blood,but those doctors just told me that I am too thin to donate blood.so till now,I have not donated my blood to others.
• Philippines
9 Sep 07
really? what does being thin has to do with donation of blood?
@matte5 (1913)
• Sweden
8 Sep 07
Yes and I am doing it for some years.