Why or Why not would you donate blood?

United States
April 6, 2007 12:24am CST
I know plasma donors recieve some money for it. And since I have 0+ I think it's a rare thing too. So, being a blood donor might help some one else down the road somewhere.
5 responses
@maucute (980)
• Philippines
18 Apr 07
I wish I could so that I can help out other people but I have a weak resistance.. They wouldn't recommend this to me plus I'm also anemic, I really lack iron and zinc to keep me healthy even if I'm losing blood every month. I'm also an O+ which is pretty good because it's universal and I can donate to other blood types..
• Philippines
18 Apr 07
i would like to donate blood but on the severe purpose like emergency, or my relative need some blood and we have the same blood type, but i am not that kind to go and volunteer to the blood band or community to donate that blood.
• Australia
6 Apr 07
Blood donors are not paid in Australia. Our blood banks are very well run and I believe they provide an essential service. Every healthy person should donate blood on a regular basis. The blood banks are often very low in supplies, especially in holiday times. It is an easy and painless way to contribute to saving lives.
• India
6 Apr 07
When you will need blood then only you can experience the necessity of the blood. You can visit the hospital and see how the react when they have just few hours for blood. How they run here and there. How they make requests to others. First visit the hospital and have experience on it. You will automatically understand the blood donation.
• Canada
6 Apr 07
Giving blood here does not result in being paid. I've given blood once and won't do it again simply because it was such a painful experience. Otherwise I would do it again. O type blood is actually the most common type of blood in the world, so it's not a rare thing to donate. There just never seems to be enough of it when it's needed.