Giving blood would you and do you? would you accept blood?

April 1, 2008 4:08pm CST
I am gratfull to those who give blood as it once did save my life, but some poeple dont accept it or give it.....to be honest in this day an age it nearly 100% that you will not catch anything but yet so many people still have this fear...would you give both and have you recieved blood....does having someone elses blood bother you at all....let me know!!
10 responses
@enola1692 (3325)
• United States
3 Apr 08
I wish I could but my health wont let me but I try to help in other ways cause like u someone save me by donatting thier blood an yes i took it
3 Apr 08
Thats lovely cus you would, i am the same to be honest there's not a single drop of my own blood its all from a blood bank thats how bad things where for me, but you are rite there are many ways and you keep doing it...thanks..x
@checapricorn (16066)
• United States
3 Apr 08
i tried once when a close friend of mine needs it very badly. Unfortunately, we don't have same type. I am very willing to donate, it will not just save life or help people but at the same time its healthy for us for some reason!
3 Apr 08
I know that would be a lovely thing as so many people benefit from it, its good for you because you will feel good for doing it!! thanks
@jmr201 (183)
• United States
2 Apr 08
I hate needles so for that i dont give blood. Not so long ago when i was 5 months pregnant with my daughter the doctor noticed my cervix was short so they admited me to the hospital to monitor me they started pockig me and giving me all kinds of fluids threw iv they gave me so much fuids the next day i couldnt breath my lungs were filled with water and was sent to the icu i was so weak i needed a blood transfusion and i give thanxs to all the peaple who donate blood with out them alot of people like me perhaps wouldnt be able to make it...so no i dont mind getting other peoples blood it may have saved my life or even my daughters
@chiyosan (30204)
• Philippines
1 Apr 08
i am very much willing to give my blood. as long as they think i am healthy to give mine, that isnt a bother at all. i am a bit scared, yes of reiving blood. i saw in one true to life story that one lady was given a contaminated blood positive fo the hiv... it turned out that they signed a waiver and the hospital, due to emergency has not yet check and verified if the blood is indeed clean.
1 Apr 08
Oh thats awful but how long ago was that as i am avised in this day it's very rare for anything like that to happen but saying that mistakes happen abit to often in hospitals nowadays...... my mum's native land is third world country so when i needed it she refused as she had herself seen so many mistake but it was a question of my life and now she see the benefits hope this story wont put you off....thank you...x
@SukiSmiles (1998)
• United States
1 Apr 08
I received blood during a surgery I had when I was a kid. I didn't even know that I received any until I was older and my mom mentioned it to me. I was thankful after I knew about it. I conquered my fear of giving blood and did it a few times until I got someone who really didn't know what they were doing. It took 45 min., it hurt and I was so light headed afterwards, that I never went back to donate again. I feel like I should, but I am scared again.
1 Apr 08
Oh thats a shame especially when a bad experience put you of...i can understand cus i had it put in by a student nurse and it went wrong and my arm started to balloon out so thats really put me off 2....but i do hope you find the courage as i do feel its so important as you have alraedy experienced the benefits of recieving blood..thanks sukismiles...x
@littleone3 (2065)
1 Apr 08
I would have no problem giving blood but i have a fear of needles so have not yet been brave enough to do it. I know that my partner has given blood many times and tells me that there is nothing to worry about. Hoping to get up the courage to do it soon. I would not have a problem in recieving blood espically if it was going to save my life.
1 Apr 08
I understand ur fear as i was the same but to be honest i have had so many injections now that i just let them but i do always get get sweaty feeling beforehand....i hope you do find the courage...good luck..x
@dvschic (1796)
• United States
1 Apr 08
i donate blood regularly and if i was dying and blood would save my life, you bet i'd take it, no questions!! i'd rather live!
1 Apr 08
ur rite...x
@m_rdzy (233)
• Malaysia
11 Jul 08
I happy to donate blood, and now i upgrading myself to donate plasma & platelet which contains in your blood. More often u can donate .. in every 2 weeks, until now i have donated 24 times ya ...
@tinkerick (1256)
• United States
8 Jul 08
I am very grateful to those who donate blood. 3 years ago I was admitted into the hospital for a 2 week stint. I had an infected cyst in my kidney and was septic - means the infection was in my blood stream. Severely dehydrated, I could barely walk. I only vaguely remember my first week in the hospital. I do know however, that they gave me a blood transfusion that first day, that's how bad the infection was. My husband used to donate regularly and the donation place loved it because he has the type that can be used for anyone. Unfortunately he can't donate any longer because he is on blood thinner ever since he got a clot in his lung a year ago. I used to try to donate blood but was always borderline on iron. I only got to donate twice out of the several times I tried. Now I can't donate because there is a risk of my cysts bursting.
@Malyck (3428)
• Australia
10 May 08
I donate blood every 12 weeks (well.. I've donated once, but plan to again on the 20th of May, as it's the law in Australia to have 12 weeks between donations). It's a nice feeling knowing that I'm doing my part to help or save another person, and I am more than happy to donate blood, and I would definitely accept it if I was in a position where I needed it. Blood is blood, as long as it is the right type, I wouldn't mind if it originally belonged to someone else. =)