What do you think of blood donation?

China
December 8, 2009 4:29am CST
I saw some students donating their blood to the red cross blood bank, because the blood bank is lacking in fresh blood, many patients are in urgent need of blood. Two months ago, i donated my blood. I felt a little tired after that, my mom said that i looked rough, and she told me not to donate blood again. However, i think it's a positive act and helpful for the patients. The government encourage us to donate blood voluntarily. Dear mylotters, have you ever donate your blood to a blood bank? What do you think of blood donation?
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• India
8 Dec 09
Well, I have never donated blood up to now ...and this is because there is not too much blood in my body which I can donate .. its real ...I am very slim ... In my graduation ...while I was in college ...I was associated with political groups there and we organised some blood donation camp there and so many friends of mine participated and did donation of their blood to blood bank ... But some times I think ... did that really reached to those person which are in real need of that .. some times those NGO ..who organise it ...they sell it .. or if it goes to red cross blood bank ...it get wasted ... I have decided not to donate blood without knowing who need it ... if some person from my relative or known will be needed ...I will do for sure ... Otherwise I am not going to take part in any donation camp ... Thanks ... :)
• China
9 Dec 09
I guess you shall strengthen nutrition to make your body stronger than before. Perhaps blood donated by us could be wasted and useless, but it won't stop us from donating our blood, because we don't know whether our blood could save someone or not.
• India
9 Dec 09
Its all depend upon individual thought ...isn't it ? Thanks ... :)
• India
8 Dec 09
Hi, Nice topic for discussion. I think blood donation is quite good. for u and for people too who is need of blood. I too support for blood donation. I think donating blood never give rough look rather it will improve your look. As after donating blood your body will create new fresh blood. and which will be more beneficial for your heart too. So I will too say DONATE BLOOD Never hesitate for same. Regards, Amit
• China
9 Dec 09
I guess you are a doctor, my father is a docter, too. After blood donation, he asked me to eat something nutritious food and strengthen my body, i think producing the new blood needs time, so it is possible to look tough for me.
@cream97 (29151)
• United States
8 Dec 09
Hi, Norah0804. Yes, I have donated to a blood bank about 3 times. And each time that I did, I was paid cash money. They no longer offer this place in my county anymore. But they do have it in another city in this same state. After giving blood, I felt weak and a little sore. I also felt happy knowing that the blood that I was donating may save someone else's life. But my aunt was not too happy that I donated blood. She was mad at me. One of my family members told her that I gave blood and she came all the way to my mother-in-law's house just to fuss at me. I started donating blood after a friend of mines told me about it. Her husband donated blood many times when he needed some extra cash. This was about 8 years ago. I have not donated since then.
• China
9 Dec 09
I guess your aunt was worried about your healthy, but i think donating blood do little harm to our boby, we just make contribution to the society and many patients who need blood urgently. Donating blood means contribute our blood without paying or returning.
@Sreekala (32953)
• India
8 Dec 09
Hi Norah, ‘Blood donation’ means ‘life donation’. This slogan is really meaningful because somebody donated blood for a patient, the person’s life is saving. I have not donated my blood yet, in fact I am low in HB. My hubby did it many times for friends. Those people were not rich and the blood groups were different but they get it exchanged from the blood bank in the hospital.
• France
9 Dec 09
yes i agreed, that blood donation = life donation
• China
9 Dec 09
I donated my blood last year in our campus,but there were too many people waiting for donation, even a certain people being denied because of their B type blood. That is funny,isn't it? cos we are in china
• Hong Kong
9 Dec 09
Hi Norah0804, I agree with you. It is a positive act definitely to donate blood helping others. I donated blood to the Red Cross blood bank when I was young. I felt happy with it. It won't be hard to recover, if we have a healthy body and we are young. I have not done it for years as I have been weak and having operations. I am glad to know that young people are willing to help others. It is needed. Doing charity work is always helpful to the society and it is our responsibilities to do so when we are capable. Keep it up!!! You mom loves you and just worry about you. However, I am sure she will understand your view soon. Have a nice day! Cheers, agonyaunt69 (5:31pm 9 December 2009, Hong Kong time)
@rleankus (113)
• India
9 Dec 09
First of all donating blood is a very kind thing to do.Everyone should do it.But we have to keep certain things in our mind before we donate our blood.First of all we should check whether we are fit .Like underweight peoples should not donate blood.And we should keep in mind that the gap between the last blood donation that we made and now is almost of 60 days.Everything will be fine.And don't forget to drink a lot of water after the donation.Happy Blood Donation -Your doing a Good deed-Your saving someone's life.
@terrile (97)
• United States
9 Dec 09
Giving blood is the easiest way to help your fellow man. It takes little time and effort on your part but means the world to the one who gets it. Most of us will never pull a person from a burning building or step in front of a bullet for another, but when we give blood we help save a life. It is the average Joe's moment of heroism. If you are healthy and rebounded quickly I encourage you to continue to donate.
• Philippines
9 Dec 09
I've never tried donating blood so far, even a single injection frighten me a lot. It even made me cry before and after the injection. Yes donating blood is absolutely helpful and I wanted too, but i guess i just can't make it, and beside I'm an anemic type of person so, donating blood is definitely not my best! Anyways there are lots of thing where we can do to help.:) happy mylotting.
@offlimits (599)
• Philippines
9 Dec 09
I have not yet donated blood, since I am only 17 right now. I don't know if they already allow minors to donate blood but I think it is not yet advisable to do so. I also want to donate blood, but I admit that I am scared of seeing blood. I don't know. Maybe if I am given the chance to donate then I would like to help. Maybe I would have the courage by then. I just hope so. Take care! :)
@happy2512 (1266)
• Philippines
9 Dec 09
Blood donation is a very tough act way of reaching out & helping people for you never know that you help in saving lives of people. I admire those people who are so generous to help others. I salute you for what you have done unfortunately I failed the screening even if I love to help by donating.
• Philippines
9 Dec 09
There are no major disadvantage of donating blood, except that sometimes one may experience a drop of blood pressure due to hypovolemia(a state of reduce blood volume). Sometime one may experience mild nausea or dizziness for a short while. but if u compare the health benefits and mental satisfaction that comes from saving life you will feel the benefits of this act of charity is not also restricted to the recipient but also helps the donor immensely.
@sweetyethot (1737)
• China
9 Dec 09
I've never donated my blood before and I dont think I'll do it for the rest of my life expect something unusual happens.Im afraid of doing so.First of all,Im not confident enough about my own health.I hear that some people feel tired after donating their blood.Secondly,I cant afford the consequence of getting infected while donating,though it seldom happens.Generally,I really appreciate people donating their blood to flood bank or medical researches. Take care
• United Kingdom
8 Dec 09
I think that it's a very admirable thing to do and those that take part should be praised! I have never donated blood myself and I'm thinking that perhaps I should as I don't want to find myself in a position later on in life where I may be in need of blood, it's not a nice thing to think about. I don't like injections and I guess the majority of people don't like injections either but it's an important act I suppose! I'm a little nervous about it right now but I may consider giving blood in the near future. Andrew
@icecubic (1848)
• Indonesia
8 Dec 09
I'm not have yet, maybe somedays i wanna donate my blood, it's very awful activity, we can save the people's live with it, how great it is.
• United States
8 Dec 09
I think donating Blood help save lives. I have not donated blood before I am physically challenged and under weight, but I would donate blood if I could. I think it is important for people to get in involved in helping the community and we do whenever we can. A Human life is priceless, You never know when you may need Blood to save your life.
• India
8 Dec 09
my view is that its a noble work which everyone in his life should do once...As it doesn't harm your body in any but helps in revive new blood into your body veins and makes you healthier.........
• United States
8 Dec 09
I think donating blood and plasma are very good ideas. I wish everyone who reasonbly could donate would. Some people can't of course. I've been wanting to start donating blood and hopefully I can. I think the closest place I can is 30-40 miles away though but since I often go to the town anyway, the distance is not really a big deal. I'd like to donate plasma as well but unfortunately the distance to the nearest plasma donating center is a lot farther. Because of the distance, the first time would take upwards of six hours. The actual process of getting screened would only be two hours, but since I would have to drive two hours at least both ways, that's why it would be six. As you might can tell, I think it's a very positive act. There are a lot of people out there who are in very big need of it.
@dorannmwin (36648)
• United States
8 Dec 09
I think that donating blood is a wonderful thing and I used to do it on a regular basis from the time I was old enough to start donating blood until I had my first child. I would continue to donate blood to this day if my having children had not caused me to be slightly anemic. Both of my parents also donated blood on a regular basis so they were the example that I followed. My brother and sister still donate on a regular basis. In a certain sense, it is our own little way of trying to save the world.
• Philippines
8 Dec 09
For me there is nothing wrong in donating blood. It is not only good for the community, not only you help others but good for our health as well. According to studies, donating blood every six months reduces the risk of heart attacks and stroke. It is because the excessive iron in our body contributes to heart disease. Donating blood on a regular basis reduces the iron stores in the body and this study supports the theory that reducing iron appears to preserve heart and vascular health. No worries for you will be check first before they allowed you to donate blood. They don't just accept volunteers, they make sure that it will not cause harm as well to the blood donor. You will not be allowed to donate blood if you are high blood, under weight, must have no apidamic dieases which can be transferred through blood, in good condition physically, no cold and seasonal fever, must be 18 to 40 years... --- in other words if you are not healthy you will not be allowed to donate blood. Keep it up. That is a good deed and very good for your health as well...