I want to save life...but i can't save mine ..Redcross declined me!

@jaiho2009 (39001)
Philippines
May 25, 2011 12:07am CST
Being the Philippine National Red Cross’s long-time partner in blood donation our charity institution is considered as top blood donor for several years already. I am so eager to donate blood since i already resigned from my night shift job which doesn't allow me to donate blood for the past years. I am so confident waiting my turn for health check. My happiness turns to frown when our nurse make face as if saying "the guts girl" . I asked her...then she told me...your hemoglobin count is too low,are you working night shift blah,blah I want to throw tantrums...okay i want to sleep,can i have one of those beds ? Have you ever tried donating your blood or are you scared of that syringe (not too big compared to the one they use for spinal huh) How is your health...are you health conscious and are you healthy enough to donate blood? Do you have enough sleep or get enough sleep each night or you are also a night owl like me? Whatever...i feel dizzy for these past few days and i want to sleep for at least 10 hours a day :p means- less mylotting uh uh :(( (where's my emoticon) :0
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@adnileb (5035)
• Philippines
29 May 11
Sleep.. Sleep.. Sleep.. After that, go back to that nurse, wide awake. As for me, I HATE NEEDLES injected on me. I hate them because I'm afraid of them. I was so scared that the nurse couldn't find my veins. Haha! They say, "Please calm down and relax so we can see you veins." Well, who cares, I'm nervous, what can I do?? **sigh** And I remember the last time I went for a blood test to get my TSH (thyroid stimulating hormone) level. I was injected four times!! Darn those nurses, they keep injecting me even though my veins aren't visible..
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• Portugal
29 May 11
thats terrible im sorry that they injected you four times. thats really sad and for sure it hurts a lot. if they couldnt find at least they should be sure of finding it before injecting it. i understand why you are afraid of needles. who wouldnt be after what they did to you? really sorry. anyway i wish that you dont be on this situation ever again^^ and sure is normal that we feel nervous^^ we just see a very big needle what can we do? smile? ahah^^ impossible really
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@adnileb (5035)
• Philippines
29 May 11
Um, the needle wasn't big actually. And it doesn't even hurt me the first time. I am JUST afraid!!! Waaaaaah!!! I don't know what keeps me scared of that ****ing needle! Oooops, sorry, I got carried away by my emotions. LOL But honestly, the needle they used on me wasn't big and doesn't hurt. Okay, I told you again about that. =)
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@jaiho2009 (39001)
• Philippines
29 May 11
I was afraid of needles too before,but after my 3 operations- i never feel afraid of those needles (^_^) But when my youngest son was hospitalized and nurse's can't find his veins with one try,i really cried and asked for a doctor to make it for the second time.
@SIMPLYD (83124)
• Philippines
25 May 11
Well, like you i would like to donate my blood too. I just don't have the time yet to do it. But speaking of lack of sleep, i do lack sleep during weekdays because i have to get up early in the morning to prepare for work, so as not to get late. So maybe, i too will be declined if ever i donate now.
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@jaiho2009 (39001)
• Philippines
25 May 11
hello simplyd, Nice to see you again my friend You need to have your health checked first,well your daughter knows about these things. Sometimes we need to have regular check-ups whether we feels good or not. Now i really need some sleep...
@SIMPLYD (83124)
• Philippines
25 May 11
Hi Jaiho, I am touched that you know that my daughter is into medicine. Yes, i do know that we will be checked first whether we are capable of donating blood, before we could donate. Do get those sleep. . .it will make you feel more vibrant!
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@jaiho2009 (39001)
• Philippines
25 May 11
thu i am not updated with all your topics since i don't/i am not receiving notification from mylot (5 months already due to gliche) still i am tracking my friends started discussion. and i always try to remember something about my mylot friends,that's how we feels connection with online friends
@dpk262006 (56482)
• Delhi, India
26 May 11
Sleep well, take adequate rest so that you Haemoglobin could shoot up and you would be in a position to donate your priceless red blood.
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@jaiho2009 (39001)
• Philippines
26 May 11
thanks...i am really looking forward to donate some... have you ever tried?
@dpk262006 (56482)
• Delhi, India
27 May 11
Let me know what did you experience after donating blood. I have donated twice or thrice, however no major complication arose and I was back to normal after few hours.
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@jaiho2009 (39001)
• Philippines
27 May 11
nothing aside from the pain where the needle was inserted,since we are not allowed to get up and let us rest for few minutes and was given fruit shakes...
• Philippines
25 May 11
hi jaiho, You should answer the nurse yes i am working night shift at Mylot When mom got operated I was eager to donate a blood for her since we have the same type but I was not allowed I am too young so Ex donated his blood The second time I attempt to donate my blood still I am not allowed because I have a low blood count so now I don't want to donate again because they are going to reject me again miss yah -HUGS- (run out of emoticons)
@jaiho2009 (39001)
• Philippines
25 May 11
oh yeah... I doubt you will ever passed the blood count...i guess you already forgot the word "sleep"
• Philippines
25 May 11
Yeah I forgot but that word did not exist to you
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@jaiho2009 (39001)
• Philippines
25 May 11
i had enough....20 hours right?
@shibham (17025)
• India
25 May 11
Hi didi.. I have not ever donated my blood because i have not found the chance for it. Have a nice day.
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@jaiho2009 (39001)
• Philippines
25 May 11
dear shiby, You don't have Red Cross in your place nah?
@shibham (17025)
• India
25 May 11
we have but no activity as far i am concerned.
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@thesids (22358)
• Bhubaneswar, India
25 May 11
mamu : dont worry... this time when you visit Orissa, let me know... I will get a Vampire or Dracula for you... to suck off evey extra drop that you have accumulated visiting the BARs
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• Philippines
25 May 11
hi! for several times, i have planned to donate blood in one of our local hospitals near our home in the province. i even made a couple of inquiries on how the process is. but everytime i'm supposed to attend the screening, an urgent schedule would suddenly manifest itself and i will be needed elsewhere. i also made myself available for my sick uncle since last year when my cousin asked for blood donors from relatives because last year, he was too sick he almost went into dialysis already. since my blood tests shows i'm relatively healthy and capable of donating blood, i was already a "reserved blood donor" for my uncle should he need me. but luckily for my uncle, since introducing to him our herbal supplements, his health has improved and dialysis is no longer an option. to increase your rbc or red blood cells or hemoglobin count, you need a regular 6-8 hours of restful sleep, proper hydration and lots of highly alkaline foods like green leafy vegies as a daily intake. too much or too little sleep both have bad effects in our system. the dizzy spells could either be lack of sleep or not enough water in our body and in our bloodstream... or even fatigue or stress. i know you know what you've got to do, what your body is telling you to. hehe take care.
@jaiho2009 (39001)
• Philippines
25 May 11
dear myles, Don't worry...i am eating a truck load of turnips hehehe. I doubt if my body will not become alkaline,and i guess i can light/ignite a car using my breath (hahaha) uh uh..i mean,connect the wires to my body to ignite - i am pure alkaline now
• Philippines
25 May 11
you just take care and have regular ample rest.
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@jaiho2009 (39001)
• Philippines
26 May 11
yes ma'm
@thesids (22358)
• Bhubaneswar, India
25 May 11
Thanks to my reckless chain smoking during my college days... they never allowed me to donate... Once I did gift my blood to a friends youngest sister who had fallen off from the terrace and was in critical state... That was the only time I did it and it really felt like a blessing... I could make use of something that I have. Now, it has been 16+ years that I gave up the bad habit but still they wont allow me to donate blood as I am always on medications since the past 11 years and these steroids etc... I am sure have gone too deep in my blood... The worst thing is that I have a "0" as my blood group and I could donate blood to anyone in need.
@jaiho2009 (39001)
• Philippines
25 May 11
dear sids But why you are thankful? meaning you don't like donating your blood? DOnating blood has a lot of benefits to our body. See,you are now under medication...i wish you good health my dear
@thesids (22358)
• Bhubaneswar, India
25 May 11
I was always a skinny skeleton and it was better that they did not have to deny because of my being a Skeleton or Anemic I know the donating of blood does have so many benefits - the best is that the heart stays fit longer as the oxygen levels stay good if you are a regular donor... I could never donate because of the anemic and boney physique... So I smile it off saying the smoking thing - though smoking is unhealthy but I was a chain smoker...
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@jaiho2009 (39001)
• Philippines
26 May 11
that's why take extra care my dear brother...
@ElicBxn (60895)
• United States
25 May 11
I have donated in the past, but I have also had an anemia problem in the past. You might look into taking iron to build up your red blood cell supply...
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@jaiho2009 (39001)
• Philippines
25 May 11
hello EB, We need to work with our blood counts then...at least we don't need any blood transfusion (uh uh) Take care of your health
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@ElicBxn (60895)
• United States
25 May 11
I think the last time I donated was during the big blood drives after 9-11, but with my fibro and food allergies, I have had more trouble keeping the blood up where it needs to be to donate
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@jaiho2009 (39001)
• Philippines
25 May 11
have you asks your doctor how you can keep your blood healthy?
@sweet_pea (3326)
• Philippines
25 May 11
It really feels great to help other people. And it really sucks if you can't. Don't worry dear, you are not alone here. I too can't donate blood for the longest time because I am underweight. I think we need to work hard to meet their qualification. You sleep more, while I eat more. Well there are other ways to help other people. You can have a donor card if you want.
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@jaiho2009 (39001)
• Philippines
25 May 11
hello sweet, So you really love eating sweet pea? (hehehe) i like it half cooked topped in noodles (pancit) yummy Ok,i'm going to sleep now and you eat more okay...i eat less so you eat those food that are meant for me while i am sleeping It's fine dear,i can help in some other ways...we also run orphanages and we have up coming concerts for "the Maguindanao massacre" victims.
@sweet_pea (3326)
• Philippines
25 May 11
Actually, it is really ironic. Peas aren't my favorite food to eat unless they are mixed in Ding Dong. Are you familiar with that? I am eating one right now. I just find my username sweet. Okay, good night sleeping beauty. Take a rest and do keep those hemoglobins healthy so you can fulfill your good cause.
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@jaiho2009 (39001)
• Philippines
25 May 11
yes,i like Ding dong (not Dantes -ahahaha) i can't sleep,but will try to have an early sleep tonight
@yoyo1198 (3643)
• United States
25 May 11
Sleep only isn't going to get your hemoglobin up. You need good nutrition too. Eat a lot of foods with iron and vitamin content. You can do an internet search to get a list of the appropriate foods. Believe me, sleep alone isn't going to do it.
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@jaiho2009 (39001)
• Philippines
25 May 11
hello yoyo, I know sleeping alone is not enough..but that's the least i need to do right now as i am an owl since birth . I am healthy,there's no problem with my health (opsss...mild heart problem,so far my heart beat is fine EGC says so) i just need more sleep,sleep and sleep. I am diet conscious and now back with my supplements.
@yoyo1198 (3643)
• United States
25 May 11
Ok, then, if you're on top of things. I still suggest that you get more vitamins and blood building nutrition out of the proper foods. Supplements can't give you 100%.
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@jaiho2009 (39001)
• Philippines
25 May 11
oh yeah...thanks for your concern
@saphrina (31739)
• South Africa
25 May 11
Hi sweetie. They won't let you donate now. Go to bed and sleep like you have never slept before. Here, we have the same problem. I think that emoticon ran away or something.
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@jaiho2009 (39001)
• Philippines
25 May 11
dear saphy, I'm really sad ... (now my emoticons works here..hehehe)
@saphrina (31739)
• South Africa
25 May 11
There's nothing you can do about it, sweetie.
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@jaiho2009 (39001)
• Philippines
25 May 11
yes dear...nothing at this moment,i need to sleep well for the next 3 months .. uh uh... 3 months of less mylotting
@ddaguno (3110)
• Philippines
25 May 11
i tried several times to donate blood but they wont let me because i am under 110 lbs. i tried to reason that my weight is just ideal for my height but the nurse would even pinch my finger.
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@ddaguno (3110)
• Philippines
25 May 11
oops... meant wouldn't
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@jaiho2009 (39001)
• Philippines
25 May 11
Hello dda, They knows better than us,so better worked on your weight too. Try to add more weight maybe put some stones under your pockets next time you step on that weighing scale (kidding) have a great day
• Portugal
29 May 11
j i understand^^ im sorry that you cant donate blood about me im not sure if i can but i think i can. so i might one of these days just go and make the giving blood test. so if everything is ok i can donate^^ i really would like to help people a bit. there are a lot of people that die bcs dont have enough blood so i think that we should all try ^^ at least you tried^^ thats good already so dont feel sad^^ about resting you should really sleep for some hours^^ and about mylot is ok you can come here again when you feel better^^
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@jaiho2009 (39001)
• Philippines
29 May 11
hello cat, I always missed mylot- and i missed you too. I guess you are right...i need some break and have enough sleep (^_^) have a good day always my dear sis
@jazel_juan (15767)
• Philippines
26 May 11
awww that is bad jaiho..but then if you have given blood and your hemoglobin is low it will also be bad for you..try to bring back some of that hemoglobin and try to donate later or some time I personally is afraid of syringe and injections and blood...so i might as well not give...i might if i know where to find courage.
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@jaiho2009 (39001)
• Philippines
26 May 11
I hope i can make it next time my friend. I am really sad...we will having blood letting with Red Cross this coming June 12 again..wish i am qualified by then
@fake_you (391)
• Philippines
26 May 11
Get some more sleep dear. That is if you really want to donate blood. I actually have the same plan of donating. I've been rejected several years before because I din't get past the weight limit. Good luck to me, I'm still a few kilos away from that 50 that they require. :)
@jaiho2009 (39001)
• Philippines
26 May 11
hello fake, Oh,i want to change your username (just kidding) Thanks,and yes i am doing all the necessary things so i will be qualified next time. It's good to know that you've tried,the urge to donate is enough...and i hope you will passed the weight requirements too next time. have a great day
@bdance22 (86)
• Philippines
26 May 11
their just doing their job, the quality of blood that they will take needs to pass a certain grade. The blood will be tested and the testing takes time , effort and money. they screen out those who they know will not pass the right away to give way to other donations. With enough sleep and rest you could be donatin' blood in no time. Chill .
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@jaiho2009 (39001)
• Philippines
26 May 11
hello bdance, Yes,i need to take care of myself and give enough sleep and nourishment. I hope i will be qualified next time. thanks for your response and have a great day welcome to mylot
@cher913 (25890)
• Canada
25 May 11
i, too cannot give blood due to having asthma which i am not sure why it interferes with giving blood but apparently it does.
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@jaiho2009 (39001)
• Philippines
26 May 11
hello cher, It will lower your immune system the moment you are taken blood,and asthma might attack so to avoid,they won't allow you to donate. It's for your own good too my friend. Take of your health anyway,i know how hard it is when asthma attack,i have nephews and nieces who are suffering same condition like yours.
@Hatley (164485)
• Garden Grove, California
25 May 11
hi jaiho you need to take some iron every day to bring your blood count u p where it belongs then your hemoglobin will come up where it is safe to donate blood. then you can be a happy camper and give of your blood to help someone else. I cannot donate blood as I had hepatitis in my early twenties and they do not want my blood. lol it stinks not to be able to donate blood like others.I am also a night owl but with having a roommate I must go to bed by ten o clock which I dislike as I get more done mylotting by staying up til 1 am..Anemia will sap your strength so you do need to take iron to build up your hemoglobin .Dizzyness also comes with anemia and thats another reason to get iron and really built ups your strenght.
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@tlb0822 (1412)
• United States
25 May 11
I haven't been able to donate blood because my iron is usually low. I've tried over the years when I as able to (not pregnant) and they said my iron was low. I give credit to those who do give blood faithfully, because it is a big help. Needles don't really scare me, if I could only get my iron up then I would probably be able to donate blood.
@jaiho2009 (39001)
• Philippines
26 May 11
hello tlb, I always admire people who volunteers with this project. Here alone in our place,hundreds of people are needing blood everyday. And i want to save one at least for every 3 months..but this blood count gives me trouble. Now i am trying to be at my best health so that i can donate next time. take care of your health too,maybe one day you will be qualified like me...
@Fulltank (2896)
• Philippines
25 May 11
Hi, I think there are other ways you can help then. It not just the blood donation, but we can also help by volunteering,right? I too cannot donate a blood, its because of my tattoo which I have during my youthful years. Its a big disappointment for me too. But I made some contribution by allowing myself to take part on educating the students in some schools by participating in the Red Cross activities. Once or twice a year do the volunteering work.
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@jaiho2009 (39001)
• Philippines
25 May 11
hello Ft, Yes,there are other ways to help aside from blood letting. Assisting the Red Cross volunteers is one way of helping them also. We also have other charity works that i can work with,and i am concentrating with our up coming concert for a cause. thanks for your response and have a great day