A blood question

United States
January 24, 2007 9:41am CST
Does it hurt to give blood? Do you get paid to give blood? I will rate every answer.
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16 responses
24 Jan 07
We don't get paid in the UK and I know that for a fact but I have never given blood and I don't know whether I am brave enough to do that but goodluck margieanneart.
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• United States
24 Jan 07
Thank you for your response dear.
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@stonehr (818)
• Croatia (Hrvatska)
24 Jan 07
I gave my blood twice one month ago. First time I didn't felt anything but second time with another nurse I felt a little bit of pain. But I can understand them. They are in so hurry and there is so many patients, and sometimes is hard for nurse to pick at right place in vein. But You don't need to worry so much about that... It's painless ..
• United States
24 Jan 07
I appreciate your comment and help. Thanks my friend. Blessings, M&M
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@ritzritu (173)
• India
24 Jan 07
No it does not hurt to give blood.It only pain when injection is injected.But its very important that the person giving the blood should meet some medical requirements.Ya blood can be sold but its always better to donate.Sell it if you dont have money.
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• United States
24 Jan 07
Thank you for your help dear. I appreciate it.
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@ksp4urs (78)
• India
24 Jan 07
Dentanting blood is good and also nobally help to the people those who are need the blood for the right time save one life.one thing is "service to man is service to God" denate the blood for people not awards and rewards my father told me that i can denate blood for birthdays or some others special day.daily lot of people diying for not aviable of blood you should denoate the blood and also mativate other to denate the blood.
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• India
24 Jan 07
sorry some typing error in donate the blood ? DONATE THE BLOOD AND SAVE ONE LIFE
• United States
24 Jan 07
I appreciate your input and comments. Thanks very much. Blessings, M&M
@crazynurse (7510)
• United States
24 Jan 07
Needless to say, itis a bit uncomfortable when the needle is placed. This is especially true if one is being stuck by an inexperienced person or if one has veins that are difficult to find. Once the needle is in there is no further pain. I take my teen's IPOD and listen to some soothing music (of course, I have to ADD soothing music to the IPOD, because to listen to what is on the IPOD by my teen would cause more pain than the needle stick!!!) Once the needle is in, I lay there and relax while the blood gathers in the bag. Afterwards, I enjoy the juice and cookies! I have never been paid for my blood, but I understand that some places do pay. It is a wonderful thing to donate blood as hospitals need countless bags per day! One could always go to donate and request a 'seasoned' sticker, and if not provideed a 'seasoned' sticker, they could leave!
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• United States
24 Jan 07
Thanks for all that info crazynurse. You should know about this. I appreciate all this info. Blessings, M&M
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@not4me (1713)
• United States
24 Jan 07
It can hurt - but only if you have an inexperienced nurse. I've had perfectly pain-free blood drawings and ones where it took many tries to get the needle in and I wind up all bruised and even others where the nurse hit a tendon in my elbow! I would say it is generally pain-freesih lol. Here in the US you can get about $20 for your blood or you can donate it for free at blood drives.
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• United States
24 Jan 07
Thank you for the information, it is much appreciated dear.
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• Ireland
24 Jan 07
I went to donate blood once but it wasn't taken as I was anaemic. However, I got my free pencil and a cup of coffee, but what I really wanted was the pin. I am afraid that is all we get in Ireland for donating blood - no money. I have recived blood a number of times and that didn't hurt, so I guess giving blood wouldn't hurt either.
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@lsen06 (5006)
• India
9 Feb 07
i donot give blood because my homoglobin is very low.
• Philippines
8 Feb 07
It hurts a little...To give blood is voluntary not for commercial...
@Sweetpeas (739)
• Australia
8 Feb 07
Ive never actually given blood but have had many blood tests. I think it depends on alot of factors such as the state of the person, are they nervous? etc. Also it depends on the person taking the blood lol. I have had some shockers that arent very gentle at all but then i have had ones where i didnt even feel it :). Good luck with it all if this is what you are planning to do.
@brielevan (238)
• Indonesia
8 Feb 07
I don't feel hurt when donate my blood to blood bank. I don't get paid for that. It is for humanity and I don't want to give my blood for money. After giving blood I usually get instant noodle, egg and milk.
@Garameo (903)
• Germany
27 Jan 07
i gave blood more than over 50 times in my whole life. i´m a registered in a concatenated data set of bone marrow donor. if somebody need my help my blood becomes a whole check. the first and second time i gave blood it hurts a little a bit. but after that time it scarcely perceptible to me.
• India
26 Jan 07
giving blood saves life , v can accept the pain of five minutes in the long term process of saving a life....
• United States
25 Jan 07
Giving blood does not hurt. I have never found it to be painful. It has been quite a few years since I have given blood. I should go soon to donate a few pints.
@missyd79 (3442)
• United States
25 Jan 07
it has been a while since i gave blood because i got my tongue peirced and i had to wait a year until after i got it done to give blood, so after next month i will be able to do it. I don't think it hurts if you have a good tech that puts the needle in your arm, and no i do not get paid cash for giving blood, i get paid knowing that i am helping other people which is even better then money.
@GardenGerty (83302)
• Marion, Kansas
25 Jan 07
It is not really painful to give blood. There are some places that pay for blood, but I have not gone to them. Even better, some places pay for plasma, which you can donate more of and more often. Are you thinking about doing this?