Asking Blood and I Cannot

@Shavkat (122226)
Philippines
January 6, 2022 3:12am CST
One of my friends is asking for my help and that is to donate my blood. As far as I know, she is undergoing a blood transfusion while being surgically operating her right fractured ankle. I cannot do this because I do not want to see blood. I explained to her the situation and she felt bad for it. Am I a bad friend? Image Credit: clipartstation.com
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@LadyDuck (375028)
• Switzerland
6 Jan
You do not even know if your blood group is compatible. You are not a bad friend, your friend should have not asked.
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@Shavkat (122226)
• Philippines
6 Jan
I agree. The point is she did not ask me ahead of time and is making me in a rush moment.
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@LadyDuck (375028)
• Switzerland
6 Jan
@Shavkat - This is something you have to plan, not to rush there and donate.
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@louievill (28912)
• Philippines
6 Jan
Even if it's not compatible it could always be swapped with a compatible one in their blood bank if he qualifies. Donors can be rejected through pre-screening if they have had diseases like hepatitis, dengue or AIDS.
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@franxav (11645)
• India
6 Jan
For a blood donation you need not see your blood, neither anyone else's blood. You could have just kept your eyes shut and given your blood.to your friend.
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@Shavkat (122226)
• Philippines
6 Jan
The idea of being described by you sounds fine. But it is not for me to have all the requirements before doing bloodletting for her sake.
@Shivram59 (28345)
• India
7 Jan
@Shavkat Do you and she have the same blood grou??
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@Shavkat (122226)
• Philippines
14 Jan
That's a big question. She did not tell me about it.
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@Shivram59 (28345)
• India
14 Jan
@Shavkat Then ask her first.It's very necessary.
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@Shavkat (122226)
• Philippines
14 Jan
@Shivram59 I think she does not need my blood now.
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@Rashnag (25041)
• Surat, India
6 Jan
It's ok dear. It's your choice after all. Still one needs to help a friend when in need.
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@Shavkat (122226)
• Philippines
6 Jan
I agree. It should not be an obligation on my part.
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@Rashnag (25041)
• Surat, India
6 Jan
@Shavkat True indeed. Then don't think much. You can help her in getting another donor if you want to help her
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@Shavkat (122226)
• Philippines
7 Jan
@Rashnag I can help her with other things and not like this for now.
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@JimBo452020 (79763)
• Montrose, Scotland
6 Jan
No you are not a bad friend If you don't want to give blood then do not give blood.
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@Shavkat (122226)
• Philippines
6 Jan
I agree. I just felt guilty because her message is making me obliged, which I should not be.
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@JimBo452020 (79763)
• Montrose, Scotland
6 Jan
@Shavkat No need to feel.guilty at all.
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@Shavkat (122226)
• Philippines
7 Jan
@JimBo452020 Thanks. I need to convince myself that I did the right thing
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@aureliah (24466)
• Kenya
6 Jan
Is your blood compatible? If you can save a life go ahead and do it. I totally understand you
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@Shavkat (122226)
• Philippines
6 Jan
Actually, she did not even ask about my blood type.
@aureliah (24466)
• Kenya
10 Jan
@Shavkat She had no reason to feel bad
@Shavkat (122226)
• Philippines
14 Jan
@aureliah I agree.
@arunima25 (68637)
• Bangalore, India
6 Jan
I used to donate blood every six months before I got diabetes. You don't need to see your blood. It's okay if you are not comfortable doing it. I pray that your friend gets help from someone else.
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@Shavkat (122226)
• Philippines
6 Jan
Let me share my thought about it. Despite I am scared of the blood thing, I do want to help her but it is not the right time.
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@arunima25 (68637)
• Bangalore, India
7 Jan
@Shavkat Maybe it's a sudden call and you were not ready for it. Hope that she got the needed help and is doing good.
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@Shavkat (122226)
• Philippines
7 Jan
@arunima25 I hope she is fine now. I am sorry that I cannot help her this time. I was really caught off guard with this matter.
@DaddyEvil (67684)
• United States
6 Jan
Yes, a terrible, terrible friend... No, you aren't. If you knew your blood type matched hers and she told you before-hand that she'd like you to donate, then telling her no right before you needed to do it would be a different story.
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@Shavkat (122226)
• Philippines
6 Jan
This is also what is running in my mind when she sent a message about it. I cannot just drop all the things planned for this particular day and donate blood to her. I am not sure if she is panicky with this concern.
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@DaddyEvil (67684)
• United States
6 Jan
@Shavkat If that happened to me, it would depend on what I already had planned whether I'd drop them to help her out... I'd guess she is scared and hoping you'd show up as much for comfort to her as for your blood. I could be mistaken but kinda doubt I am.
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@xstitcher (22982)
• Petaluma, California
13 Jan
I cannot give blood either--to many medications in my blood.
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@Shavkat (122226)
• Philippines
14 Jan
I just do not want to share my precious blood because of being scared.
@JudyEv (263468)
• Rockingham, Australia
7 Jan
Of course y you're not a bad friend and your blood may not be any use to your friend anyway.
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@Shavkat (122226)
• Philippines
7 Jan
I agree. Besides, I am scared of being in a hospital.
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@Maisha007 (142)
6 Jan
no.. bcoz u dont even know your blood group match with her
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@Shavkat (122226)
• Philippines
6 Jan
I agree. It would be a waste of time.
@Iqbaleee (105)
• Tangerang, Indonesia
6 Jan
I guess that doesn't make you a bad friend, because you have a fear of seeing blood, after all are your blood compatible?
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@Shavkat (122226)
• Philippines
6 Jan
That's a big question! She just texted me to donate my blood and not even mentioned what blood type that she needs.
@louievill (28912)
• Philippines
6 Jan
Giving blood is a donation, it's voluntary so no one should be coerced into doing what is against their will . It's similar to donating an organ like your kidneys. If I were in your shoes and I have hemophobia but honestly care for the person, I would most probably just give money to buy a bag of blood through a blood bank. I don't think she has the right to feel bad since she's the one asking a favor.
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@Shavkat (122226)
• Philippines
6 Jan
It sounds desperate for her to ask this favor. I assumed the blood bank in Red Cross ran out of blood. I just felt bad because she is insinuating that we are best friends. For me, she is just a friend but has never been the best.
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• Japan
6 Jan
I always look away from the needle and sing to myself and I'm ok. Otherwise I get faint feeling.
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@Shavkat (122226)
• Philippines
6 Jan
I can deal with the needles thing but not to endure like having dextrose. I cannot deal with butterfly needles or something.
7 Jan
You are not bad friend dear. To Donate blood also have some requirements for your body and health condition. it shouldn't be compelled.
@rebelann (94021)
• El Paso, Texas
7 Jan
No, it is not a bad thing, giving blood is a personal decision.
@May2k8 (16474)
• Indonesia
7 Jan
you don't have to feel you are bad you honestly say to her.
@Adaliaro (60)
7 Jan
I've donated blood, the needle is very big and feels lumpy...
• Philippines
7 Jan
No, you are not a bad friend at all. And Anna is right, your blood may not be compatible