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Re: Blood Donors

Posted: 01 Jul 2018, 10:21
by PanBiker
Next session in Barlick is Tuesday 3rd July. I have my slot booked for 14.45

If you want to donate, get yourself down to Rolls at the afternoon or evening sessions, more donors are always needed. You know it makes sense, do something amazing....

Re: Blood Donors

Posted: 02 Jul 2018, 02:46
by Stanley
:good:

Re: Blood Donors

Posted: 31 Aug 2018, 12:32
by PanBiker
I have just cancelled my previously arranged appointment as I am no longer viable as a donor. My last session was the final one from me and I will no longer be eligible. I have given 30 odd armfuls over the years and was hoping to continue but that is not to be. I would still encourage all those who are eligible to donate. The service needs every donor it can get, only 4% of eligible donors regularly attend. Please, if you can, take my place and do something amazing.
NHS Blood and Transplant (UK)

Re: Blood Donors

Posted: 01 Sep 2018, 02:28
by Stanley
You're in the same boat as me now Ian! Unclean! My mother never missed giving blood until old age prevented it. She always encouraged me to to do the same.

Re: Blood Donors

Posted: 13 Sep 2018, 17:57
by Big Kev
Gave my armful this afternoon in Chorley and am accompanying 'er indoors at RR this evening :-)

Re: Blood Donors

Posted: 14 Sep 2018, 09:05
by PanBiker
Nice one Kev, looks like I have a replacement already. :smile:

Re: Blood Donors

Posted: 14 Sep 2018, 14:18
by chinatyke
A big thank you to all donors. Saved my little girl in China recently. Interestingly she is B group, her mother is O, and I'm A (I'm not a blood relative) so we were a well mixed family! I presume her father would be B??

Re: Blood Donors

Posted: 23 Sep 2018, 19:15
by PanBiker
If the mother is group O and the child group B, the father is either group B or AB.

Been looking at my eligibility as a donor again and their is still a chance that I may be able to return to donating. Neurosurgery does not preclude you from donating as such depending on your recovery and being free of any post operative infection. :good: :smile:

Re: Blood Donors

Posted: 10 Jan 2019, 10:35
by Big Kev
I'm going to give up an armful this afternoon.

Re: Blood Donors

Posted: 10 Jan 2019, 10:45
by PanBiker
I am going to wait until after my first MRI scan to make sure all is OK. That's next Wednesday, I will have the results before the next session so will go back then for the interrogation to see if they will still have me. I will be over 6 months post op by then, nothing on the website to preclude me.

Re: Blood Donors

Posted: 10 Jan 2019, 11:34
by Big Kev
:good:

Re: Blood Donors

Posted: 10 Jan 2019, 16:42
by Big Kev
15:40 appointment and back indoors by 16:10. Apparently I have veins like drainpipes (their words) :laugh5:

Re: Blood Donors

Posted: 10 Jan 2019, 21:59
by PanBiker
I donate quicker from my right arm than the left. I can be in and out in half an hour from the right or three quarters if I offer the left.

Re: Blood Donors

Posted: 11 Jan 2019, 02:48
by Stanley
They always have problems finding mine.....

Re: Blood Donors

Posted: 11 Jan 2019, 08:43
by Gloria
They could only ever find a vein in my right arm, they used to really struggle if they tried my left, but once in it flooded out.