The reprucussion of donating blood..

@cream97 (29175)
United States
September 19, 2008 4:21pm CST
I once donated blood.. My aunt from another town came to my in-laws house to talk to me about it.. She was highly upset.. To this day, I am unsure who told her this.. I know that I only told a few people. Why would family members get mad because I donated blood. Don't they know that my blood could save some one else's life.. Yes, I got paid for donating.. I wonder if that was what they are were mad about???
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@moondancer (7434)
• United States
20 Sep 08
Donating blood is up to you and it's your business. Your family may have a strong opinion, but that's just it...it's their opinion. I'd leave it at that and do what I wanted to do. I know that for awhile people were afraid of unclean needles and supplies that they used for this purpose and some got sick or very serious things from it. But now they use individually wrapped items on all people that donate. If I were you and it is bothering you as to why they are upset, ask them and if this is the reason. Tell them how they do it now.
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• United States
20 Sep 08
Ask them to donate then. Not sure what their problem is. You are giving life blood to somebody who will one day need it.
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@dragon54u (31407)
• United States
19 Sep 08
Some people's religion prohibits donating or receiving blood, maybe your in-laws were of that persuasion? I see nothing wrong with paying for a blood donation, as they charge megabucks to the person who receives it!
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@Hatley (163970)
• Garden Grove, California
19 Sep 08
hi cream good for you. donating blood is something we all should do. its a giftof life for some ill person who needs it to save his or her blood. Was it perhaps bercause of some religious belief on your inlaws part, they have no right to dictate to you what you should or should not have done anyway. I sure would not let it bother me in the least.You know that what you did was a good thing. Now you are divorced I hope' your ex inlaws do not badger you so much.
@cream97 (29175)
• United States
20 Sep 08
No, I am not divorced. My in laws were not the ones whom had a problem with me donating blood, it was my aunt..
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@emarie (5455)
• United States
19 Sep 08
agreed. is your family have some kind of religion where you can't do that? I remember I had a friend who was Jehovah witness as well and she couldn't do any type of donation and couldn't even donate her organs or anything else. BUT if your aunt is but you're not, then she shouldn't be mad because its your own body. i know if i had to i would donate blood. but i'm SCARED of needles. i barely made it through the blood work tests when i was pregnant and for my doctor. i'm also very picky about who's taking my blood because of the horror stories i've heard from other people. but giving is a good thing. i would just ignore them since you did something you know in your heart is right. if their beliefs are not yours then they should complain.
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@rocketj1 (6957)
• United States
19 Sep 08
Is your aunt perhaps a Jehovah Witness? They are opposed to the donation of blood or organs. Thanks:)
@checapricorn (16072)
• United States
23 Sep 08
[i]Hi cream, Maybe they are mad about it! Anyway, I haven't tried but last time when I wanted to because a friend needs it, unfortunately,I didn't pass! So, we were glad that a lot of people were willing after getting also some amount![/i]
@patzel88 (3311)
• Philippines
23 Sep 08
some people do not understand what need believe is right. saving life is like we are saving our family.
@sirrob (4112)
• Philippines
20 Sep 08
have you ask her why she was upset of what you did? and let's clarify one thing here and i'm not against what you did but you are not donating your blood at all coz you get paid from that effort. right? though that was not the main concern here. what religion do you belong with? coz certain religion are against this kind of stuff and i think it's jehovah's witness. if that's not the case maybe then perhaps it would be that you receive a monetary compensation out of it. in the end, only your aunt could tell you why was she upset about it. so it would be wise to talk to her.
@illfavors (592)
• United States
20 Sep 08
I wouldn't know why someone would be upset about something like that. Maybe due to personal reasons, or maybe religious ones that might cause a person to think badly of something like that. I think that there is nothing wrong with what you did and you should feel proud to have shared a part of you that could save another persons life.
@nilzerous1 (2435)
• India
20 Sep 08
It is difficult to find out what might have caused her being upset but I think this is something very strange. At least if I were in their position I'll not poke my nose in other people's affair - even if he/she is my close relative. There is no harm in donating blood. It is a social responsibility for all of us and I am glad to see that you cared to donate blood. I would rather encourage you.
• United States
20 Sep 08
That is only your business about giving blood. It doesn't matter whether you were paid for it or not. You still are giving blood that may very well save another persons life. I don't have any idea why someone would get upset over you giving blood unless it was tied in with their religion. And even if it was it still is your choice and only your choice.