Have you ever donate blood?

@m_5ugar (1013)
Malaysia
February 4, 2009 8:29pm CST
I just want to know did people aware about blood donations and did you donate your blood?
9 responses
• United States
5 Feb 09
I have been donating blood since I was a senior in highschool (about 6 years now) and I find it to be a very rewarding experience. With just stick of a needle and a few moments of my time, my blood could possibly save someone's life! I'm a B+ blood type which is only 12% of the population, so I know that someone, somewhere, is lying in a hospital bed, needing a blood transfusion in order to live... and my blood might just be the blood that saves their lives so they can return to their family and friends and continue with life. I encourage anyone qualified to donate blood. Some blood drive alliances offer "points" for every gallon you donate and send you gifts depending upon how many points you've earned. But the greatest gift is knowing that you saved somebody's life.
@m_5ugar (1013)
• Malaysia
12 Feb 09
I wish I can be brave enough to donate blood just like you. Actually, I'm just worried about my weight. From what I've heard, some people said that we will be fat after donate blood. Is it true?
• United States
12 Feb 09
donating blood does not cause you to gain weight. When you donate blood, they only take a small percentage of your body's blood, in which your body can make and renew quickly. The only thing that could case you to gain weight is if you go pig out on food afterwards! :) The act of simply donating blood is not unhealthy and your body can handle it- unless you have low blood sugar and iron levels in which they screen for before they draw your blood. Give it a try- knowing that you just did something that could save someone's life it a gratifying feeling.
@m_5ugar (1013)
• Malaysia
7 Mar 09
lol!
22 Feb 11
yes, i have donated blood and trust me its not painful at all. in fact quite satisfying because you know that you're helping other people. but now,because im studying overseas,im forbidden to donate my blood when im back home cuz they're afraid that my blood is already tainted.i have to wait for a period of 5 years before i can start donating blood again :)
@m_5ugar (1013)
• Malaysia
22 Feb 11
Very interesting info jamiemazlan. :) I have never donated blood because afraid of getting fat after donated blood. I think that are just rumors right?
• United States
5 Feb 09
I've donated blood twice. Both times at my high school. The first time I did it they missed the vein. Then of course they dug around for a while until they gave up and went to my other are. But the guy who missed felt really horrible so I didn't get mad. The second time I gave blood really fast. Then I went and ate the cookies and drank the juice and felt fine. I made it through an entire class (about 50min.) and then I started to get dizzy. My boyfriend went and got the nurse and I passed out in the doorway of the nurses office! It was really weird! But I would totally do it again. They do it all the time on my campus I just always forget to go! But I am A+ which is not rare and not everyone can get it but I still find donating my blood very rewarding! And actually it came full circle for me! My mom, who is also A+, had surgery. Well when she was recovering she started bleeding out and had to get a blood transfusion! I know the chances that she got my blood are almost 0 but still it made me see the importance of donating blood!
@m_5ugar (1013)
• Malaysia
12 Feb 09
Wow! I never donate blood because I'm afraid that I will put on weight after donate my blood. Is it true?
@manoj1502 (854)
• India
5 Feb 09
My blood group is o -ve i have not donated my blood group till now but if we donate our blood it is good for our health and we are helping others also.[b][/b]
@m_5ugar (1013)
• Malaysia
12 Feb 09
I never know what my blood type is. LOL! I should go to the doctor and check.
@cybersoft01 (1287)
• India
12 Feb 09
No, I have never donated blood. Its not because I did not want to but because I have never had to donate it.
@vishwaskg (514)
• India
5 Feb 09
I am B+ve type and have positively donated 2 times in the last 6 months .Was nervous the 1st time,infact after donating my blood nearly collapsed.But the 2nd time was real treat ,i happily gave it .After that i felt really good .Donating Blood not only helps a person in danger but also helps us by rejuvenating our blood ,since new blood cells starts getting produced.So looking forward for further donations ,if time & health permits.
• United States
5 Feb 09
im still too young too but my mom and her bf do every chance they get i will when i can i have gon with my mom before to donate and sat there her bf doated platelets so it took longer
@uicbear (1902)
• United States
5 Feb 09
I haven't recently, but I used to donate blood about 3-4 times a year. My blood type is O negative, so I am the universal donor. My blood type isn't the most rare (I think that is AB negative), but since anyone can receive my type without reaction, it's quite in need. That's the blood type that in an emergency you'd receive until they could test your blood and get you "type specific".
• United States
5 Feb 09
I've never been old enough to donate blood, but once I am, I will be donating right away!